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Composition of saliva

Composition of saliva

Composition of saliva The composition of saliva is subject to individual variation. It consists of 99.5% water and 0.5% dissolved substances that are made up of: ■ Salivary proteins. These include: Glycoproteins (mucoids): lubricate oral tissues; the acquired pellicle provides tooth protection. Enzyme amylase: converts starch to maltose. Lactoferrins: ferric iron is an essential microbial […]

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