SALIVA

Name a substance that we are swallowing and producing every second, every minute?
SALIVA!!
Yes, it may seem a little GROSS that we are actually 'drinking' our saliva constantly,
but it serves a very IMPORTANT role in our lives.
Especially as future DENTISTS,
we will constantly be in contact with this wonderful substance,
we call SALIVA...
So what are you waiting for?
Click the links below to find out more!!

CONTENTS
1. Formation of Saliva
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2. Composition of Saliva
  • Inorganic components
  • Organic components
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3. Function of Saliva
  • Secretion
  • Buffering capacity and pH regulation
  • Quantity and quality
  • Role of proteins
  • Role of pellicle
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4. Salivary Gland Hypofunction
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5. Management of Salivary Gland Hypofunction
  • Salivary Gland Hypofunction Enhancement Therapy
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6. OVERVIEW
  • Areas of new knowledge
  • Areas or concepts which were difficult to understand
  • Areas of controversy
  • Areas for further research
  • Areas which were fascinating and stirred your desire to learn more
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