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Fun Facts: Saliva

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Saliva protects teeth and gums and helps to lubricate the mouth.

Saliva is essential to the breakdown of food.

Food molecules must dissolve in saliva in order to be recognised by taste buds.

Saliva helps wounds in the mouth heal faster than wounds elsewhere on the body.

When you are nervous or frightened, saliva production is reduced.

You can get salivary gland stones similar to kidney stones.

 Saliva contains a natural pain killer.

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