Posted on 4/10/2016 by Brandon Cooley
|We all know the importance of brushing and flossing when it comes to good oral health, but did you know that your body also has some natural safeguards in place?
The saliva is one of the most crucial components, so it is important that your mouth is well hydrated so that you can best take advantage of this defense.
Find out more about how your body attempts to naturally protect your teeth.
How the Saliva Protects Your MouthOne of the best ways that your body protects your mouth is with saliva. While you are eating, the body will produce and release saliva that can protect your gums and teeth in several ways:
Protecting Your Mouth after You EatThe acid level in your mouth will rise quite dramatically after you eat, and after the effects of the saliva take place, it will begin to fall slowly. Whether you experience decay and how quickly it spreads will depend on a few factors:
Do you have questions about how to better protect your teeth? Contact our office for guidance.