Saliva is way more than just what you spit out. There has been a lot of research into exactly what it does for our mouths and teeth lately, and as it turns out, it’s kind of a big deal. It’s such a big deal, in fact, that dentists are even now suggesting their patients eat foods to increase the production of it.
First they found that the small amount of mucus that is present in saliva does a heck of a lot more than they thought. It coats your teeth and gums, but it also traps bacteria for the slight acidity of saliva to break it down and kill it.
They also found that saliva can be used to test for early signs of diabetes and some types of cancers. This is because of the high content of RNA which is sort of like your bodies instructions for what the DNA is supposed to do.
For more on what saliva does for your mouth health, read a full article here: Saliva Fights Cavities, Says Researchers.
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