Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

Englewood dry mouth relief

In this blog post from Vitangeli Dental in Englewood OH, 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 ado, here are the main components of saliva.

  1. Water. No surprise here! You saliva consists mostly of water.
  2. Enzymes. Enzymes are critical biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.
  3. Immunoproteins. These are powerful 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 of us produce enough saliva, but some suffer from a condition known as dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be harmful to your dental health, so be sure to speak with us if you are experiencing this.

At Vitangeli Dental in Englewood OH, your dental health is our top priority. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

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320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio


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