Saliva: Nature’s painkiller

Saliva: Nature’s painkiller

16 January 2017 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

Saliva is nature’s miracle in the mouth. It stops foods from sticking, buffers acids and delivers minerals to the teeth.

It also catches germs in a net of mucin and protects us from pain.

Saliva contains a morphine-like painkiller called opiorphin.

Opiorphin is secreted in the mouth when we chew to protect us from sensitivity.

For your baby fussing over erupting teeth jabbing the gums from underneath, a teething ring to stimulate saliva may be the best option.