Hi. We’re Drs. Almeida & Bell. Welcome to our Lone Tree dental blog. Today we’ll be looking at the complexity and importance of your saliva. Though most people in the Lone Tree areas may think it’s gross, saliva is essential to 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 pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is a key factor in the development of cavities and other forms of tooth decay.
The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.
Now that Lone Tree residents know how important saliva is to dental health, we’re sure you can see why ample salivary flow should concern you. For most of our Lone Tree cosmetic dentistry patients, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is an ailment that should be dealt with quickly before oral health complications occur.
If you are in the Lone Tree area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact our office today at 303-858-9000. We have been providing general, cosmetic and laser dentistry in Lone Tree since 1977.
Our warm and comfortable staff would be happy to talk to you about cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and the other services we provide to our valued patients.
Drs. Almeida & Bell
Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center
8683 E Lincoln Ave Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado