he stomach dissolves the food...One of saliva's most important roles is as a lubricator. Saliva keeps the mucus membranes of the mouth moist, making them less subject to cracking and discomfort. This fluid also lubricates food in the mouth, making it easier to chew and swallow. As anyone who has experienced dry mouth knows, a mouth without saliva in it can start to feel extremely uncomfortable very quickly, especially if you try to eat
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Yes, just like sugar and salt dissolve in warm water, foods can dissolve in your mouth...these foods are mostly made up of sugar, for example, chocolate, jello, and hard candy are all easily dissolved by saliva. However, food does not entirely dissolve, it only turns into more of a liquid so that it may be easily swallowed and digested.