All About the Facts of Saliva

Do you want to know all about your oral health and smile? If so, our dentist, Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce, will be more than happy to help you. Today, she would like to teach you all about saliva, which is a very essential part of your oral health. The more you know, the better. To teach you, she would like to share the following saliva facts:

-Saliva can help your teeth, gums and smile because it frequently washes your mouth. It removes food particles and bacteria that can be a danger to your smile.

-Saliva helps maintain the health of soft and hard tissues.

-Saliva makes swallowing easier and enhances the taste buds by moistening and breaking down the food you eat.

-Saliva can help the mouth by providing disease-fighting substances that can help you avoid cavities and oral infections.

-Saliva can help you have strong teeth because it provides high levels of calcium, phosphate ions and fluoride.

-Chewing can help improve your saliva flow, which is why our dental team encourages you to chew sugarless gum after each time you eat.

For more information and details about saliva in Venice, Florida, please contact Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 941-497-4997 and we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to talking with you!

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