Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

Posted on February 10, 2017

Palm Harbor dry mouth relief

Hello, welcome to our Palm Harbor dental blog. My dental practice, Prestige Dentistry, wants to help our Tarpon Springs, East Lake, and Clearwater patients to be knowledgeable about oral health issues.

Today we are going to discuss the complexity and importance of your saliva. This typically yucky substance is, in reality, a finely balance body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also aids in digestion of your food. So, without further adieu, here are the main components of saliva.

1. Water. No surprise here! You saliva consists mostly of water.

2. Enzymes. Enzymes are essential biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.

3. Immunoproteins. These are dynamic cells that fight cellular invaders, such as bacteria. Those in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth. This is essential to avoiding gingivitis and keeping a healthy pH balance in the mouth.

4. Minerals. Saliva minerals assist in maintaining the protective enamel surface of the teeth.

Most Trinity dental patients produce enough saliva, but some suffer from dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be harmful to your dental health, so be sure to talk to your Palm Harbor dentist if you are experiencing this.

If you are in the Tarpon Springs, East Lake, or Clearwater area and are in search of quality dental care, please call my office today at 727-478-0488. Our modern staff would be happy to talk to you about our acclaimed services, which include:

Dental Implants
Pocelain Veneers
Prepless Veneers
Dental Crowns (including 1-visit CEREC crowns)
Teeth Whitening

 

Contact Prestige Dentistry:

727-478-0488

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4140 Woodlands Pkwy Ste A
Palm Harbor, FL
34685

 

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