March 16, 2015
Did you know that you will likely produce enough saliva in your lifetime to fill two swimming pools? There is a reason our bodies produce spit, and understanding the consequences when there is not enough is very important. Adequate levels of saliva in your mouth will not only keep you comfortable while swallowing or speaking, but it plays a vital role in the health of your teeth and gums too. Saliva helps wash away food and bacteria in your mouth and neutralizes oral acids, which is essentially a cavity fighting capability. The proteins and minerals in our spit protect your tooth enamel and prevent infections such as gum disease.