Saliva is more important than we know when it comes to oral health. Saliva is responsible for sustaining oral health by providing liquid to help us chew food. It’s also an aid for when we brush our teeth. On average, a human produces two to four pints of saliva/spit per day. Drinking water and staying hydrated are encouraged, as water is needed for human beings to create saliva.
- While we do not have as much power over our saliva production as we do over the health of our teeth, there are a few ways you can ensure that your child is producing the right amount of saliva needed.
- Saliva also helps your tongue taste the delicious food you’re eating! A dry tongue would not be able to taste food properly.
- Most young people produce the right amount of saliva naturally.
“Saliva, also known as spit, is a clear liquid that is produced by the salivary glands in the mouth.”