Write 5 Functions of Saliva

The five functions of saliva are as listed below:

  • Lubricates and moistens the inner lining of the moral cavity along with the surface of the tongue, aiding in swallowing and speaking
  • Lubricates and moistens food, thus aiding in swallowing
  • Aids in food particles to stick together for the formation of the bolus, so that they cab swallowed as a mass
  • Cleans the mouth, tending to destroy germs to prevent tooth decay
  • Brings about the conversion of starch into maltose through the enzyme ptyalin

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