Saliva And Dental Health

Saliva And Wilson

In this post from Wilson Dental Group, we explore the significance of your saliva. Though most people may think it’s gross, saliva is essential for dental health as well as digestion.

Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The optimal pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is a key factor for preventing cavities.

The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva suppress the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.

Now that you know how essential saliva is to dental health, you can see why adequate salivary flow should concern you. For most individuals, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is an issue that should be dealt with quickly before oral health troubles take place.

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336-450-2077

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3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

 

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