This Hereford Dental Health post takes a look at the importance of human saliva. It may seem like a gross subject, but saliva is vital for dental health.
Saliva is a clear liquid secreted by several glands in the mouth. It’s mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. It’s important stuff, because it not only keeps your mouth moist, it aids in chewing, tasting, and swallowing, and helps to protect the enamel of your teeth.
Now that you know how essential saliva is to dental health, you can see why ample salivary flow should concern you. For most people, 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 problems transpire.
Don’t ever hesitate to ask us about dry mouth, or any dental health issues you’re experiencing. Hereford Dental Health in Monkton practices cosmetic, restorative, and general and family dentistry. Ask us about Invisalign clear braces. We are a mercury free practice.
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