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Saliva- Your magical defence against cavities

Saliva is an important part of a healthy body. It is mostly made of water. But it also contains important substances that your body needs to digest food and to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
This clear fluid that is usually taken for granted has almost magical qualities when it comes to teeth.
Saliva is important because it:

Keeps your mouth moist and comfortable

Helps you chew, taste, and swallow

Fights germs in your mouth and prevents bad breath

Has proteins and minerals that protect tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

There are 2 factors to consider about your saliva in your defense against dental cavities.

Quantity and Quality
1) Are your  glands producing adequate quantity of saliva?
2) Does it have adequate buffering capacity?

Having a salivary test at the dentist perhaps is an important part of your oral examination. Saliva-Check BUFFER is an examination tool that is used to educate patients, assist in preventive treatment planning and properly select dental materials in order to initiate changes in the patient’s oral hygiene. This product plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. It identifies, measures and assesses the patient’s saliva condition, which helps determine the body’s possible risk of caries. It is also helpful for testing hydration, salivary consistency, resting  pH, stimulated saliva flow, stimulated  pH and saliva buffering capacity.

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