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Saliva And Your Oral Health

What Is Saliva?

Saliva is a complex watery substance that is produced by salivary glands located in the mouth. Human saliva contains water, electrolytes, mucus, and enzymes which all plays a protective role in oral health.

Salivary Functions

  • Helps to keep your mouth moist
  • Aids in chewing, tasting and swallowing
  • Combats germs in the mouth and helps to prevent bad...
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Nicotine And Your Oral Health

What Is Nicotine?

It is a chemical compound found in tobacco. Whenever it is smoked or inhaled, the nicotine is absorbed through the lining of the sacs in the lungs. If it is chewed, it will be absorbed through the membranes of the mouth and the nose. Nicotine will enter the bloodstream regardless of how it is...
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