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Bodily FunctionPlay
Saliva has a key role in digestion and oral health, necessary for starting to break down food. SlideYour saliva contains enzymes that kickstart the digestion of your meal.
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Hydration IndicatorPlay
Dry mouth can signal dehydration; saliva keeps your mouth moist and comfortable. SlideI knew I was thirsty when I felt a lack of saliva in my mouth.
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Dental HealthPlay
Saliva helps neutralize acids and protects teeth from bacteria, which can prevent tooth decay. SlideThe dentist said that saliva washes away food particles and keeps my teeth healthy.