Home / The Importance of Saliva
woman's smiling mouth

The Importance of Saliva

Saliva is a natural protector of your mouth

Without saliva,

  • Your mouth would feel dry and be more likely to have sores
  • You would be likely to have bad breath
  • You would also be more prone to decay.
  • You would not be able to digest food well

Saliva has many functions:

Apart from lubricating your mouth, it helps to prevent tooth decay.

Decay is caused by acids produced by bacteria (plaque) that act on the sugars you eat. Saliva helps to wash away sugars. More importantly, healthy saliva can counteract the acids produced by bacteria thereby reducing the possibility of tooth decay.

If you have dry mouth or saliva that fails to neutralize acids, you may find it useful to use  Tooth Mousse.

Rectangle 585

Subscribe to our Blog

background image

Why Choose Nuffield Dental

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

tooth icon

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures more comfortable, accessible and seamless.

implant icon

Our dentists have specialised in implant dentistry and oral surgery for more than 20 years. We have accredited dental specialists who are skilled in the area of dental implant surgery.

Metal-free Dental Implant Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

Call Us
Book Now