Why Is Saliva Important for Dry Mouth?

Saliva plays an important role in
your overall oral health

Saliva is produced from 6 salivary glands that are located
all around your mouth. Combined, they create 1 liter of
saliva a day—that’s enough to fill almost 3 soda cans.

A drop in saliva production
can lead to Dry Mouth

A steady flow of saliva keeps your mouth moist. If you notice
your mouth is often uncomfortably dry or sticky, you may have
Dry Mouth. It’s likely that by the time you notice symptoms, you
may have already lost half of the naturally protective saliva in
your mouth.

Don’t ignore
Dry Mouth symptoms

Without enough saliva to wash away bacteria, you’re more likely
to develop bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. You also
might find it hard to speak or chew and you may also notice food
doesn’t taste like it used to.


Your mouth produces up to 1 liter of saliva every day to help keep your mouth moist and healthy. Here are a few other important things saliva does:

Biotène® can help manage
your Dry Mouth 

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Talk to your doctor to learn more about how to manage your Dry Mouth symptoms.