Respect Saliva and live healthy

May 20, 2019 by pmcdental0

Good Oral Hygiene means …

  • Good teeth
  • Good gums
  • Fresh breath
  • Confident smile
  • Successful life
  • Poor Oral health can lead to systemic problems like heart disease, diabetes, preterm labor, etc
  • Good chewing makes our body healthy, mind fresh and energetic

When you take care of your teeth it will take care of your health.

Good oral health gives following benefits

  1. Prevent bad breath
  2. Prevent tooth decay
  3. Prevent gum diseases
  4. Helps in digestion
  5. General well being with perfect health

How oral health related to overall health?

  • Saliva – is God’s gift to our health
  • Saliva plays a dominant role in lot of investigations
  • Oral health gives a good picture about your systemic diseases like diabetes,HIV,etc


Saliva contains 98% water

It contains

  • Electrolytes
  • Mucus
  • Antibacterial compounds
  • enzymes

Saliva helps in digestion by moistening the food and creating a bolus so swallowing is made easy. Amylase is an enzyme that breaks starches down into maltose and dextrin. So, digestion starts in mouth even before the food reaches the stomach. So respect saliva and live healthy.

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