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What is the Parotid Gland?
The largest and thereby the most important salivary gland in the mouth is known as the Parotid gland or the glandula parotidea. The saliva produced from this gland is transported from gland though the excretory duct called the Parotid duct. This duct passes between the second upper molar teeth and reaches the cheeks. The clear saliva is even visible to the eye when the Parotid gland is gently massaged to stimulate secretion. What’s more, the saliva acts as a cleansing agent with anti-bacterial properties. This saliva helps to cleanse any traces of inflammation or infections that occur in glands due to improper dental hygiene. People who have relatively lesser saliva secretion are more prone to gland inflammatory diseases as the pathogenic bacteria can reach the vulnerable glands very easily and cause infection. Watch this video to know more about the benefits of saliva secretion and the glands that produce it.
Produced: 02/2011
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The PArotid glad is responsible for secreting the vast majority of your serous/watery saliva. It is also the gland that swells when someone gets the Mumps. - Steven Koos DDS, MD
Posted: 10 years ago