We have all heard the not so nice names for our good friend saliva, however if it weren’t for the production of this slippery form of moisture, we would really be up the creek without the stream!

Here are some fun facts you may not know about this substance that’s almost entirely comprised of water.

Our bodies produce up to two litres of saliva every single day with the highest level produced in the late afternoon and the least amount forms during the evening.

Without it, we would truly struggle to chew, taste and swallow our food.

With it’s germ fighting abilities it helps prevent bad breath and cavities and even helps to reduce the risk of gum disease.

Your saliva glands rest in the cheek area close to the bottom of your mouth and are also found near your front teeth.

It is easy to understand now, just how important our production of saliva really is.