What is the function of the saliva glands?
Aids in the digestion of food
The salivary glands generate saliva which keeps our mouth and other parts of the digestive system moist. The saliva is one of the first steps in digesting our food. Saliva breaks down complex carbohydrates, proteins, and simple carbohydrates. So basically the saliva softens the food for us to make it easier for us to digest.