Why Saliva is Important
The role of saliva is to facilitate chewing, swallowing and aid in digestion. The lubrication that saliva provides also helps wash away food particles that can cause infections and gum diseases.
More Importantly, saliva contains key components and essential enzymes that help inhibit harmful bacteria growth. If left unaddressed, this condition can lead to tooth decay, acid-buildup and eventual tooth loss .
Any change in saliva can alter its the natural antibacterial defenses.
Not only does the lack of saliva affect your general health, and the health of your gums and teeth, it also affects your appetite, taste and basic enjoyment of food!