What Does Your Saliva Say About Your Health?

Guest : Michelle King Robson & Pam Peeke, MD
From the Show: HER
Summary: If you're producing too much or too little saliva, your body could be trying to tell you something.
Air Date: 8/27/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
What Does Your Saliva Say About Your Health?
Even though your body produces around 50 ounces of saliva on a daily basis, you may not realize how important it is to your health.

Not only does it help fight off diseases and infections in your mouth, but it can also help your gums stay healthy and prevent tooth decay.

Your saliva can be an indication of a much larger problem going on with your health. According to an article on Fox Health, here are seven warning signs you should pay attention to:

  1. If you're running low
  2. Your saliva is white and clumpy
  3. It has certain RNA molecules
  4. It's too acidic
  5. You have too much salvia
  6. It's bitter and sour
  7. It tastes tacky on your tongue

Listen in as Michelle and Dr. Peeke share the seven things your saliva says about your health.