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There is a reason you salivate. Saliva is very beneficial for your teeth, gums and smile. In fact, it can help you in more ways than you might realize. To help you know all about saliva and the benefits associated with it, our dentist, Dr. Barrie Suzanne Zweier, is happy to give you some saliva facts. The more you know, the better chance you’ll have of achieving a top-notch smile. Those facts are:

-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 moistens and breaks down food to make swallowing easier and to help enhance your taste buds.

-Saliva can provide disease-fighting substances in your mouth that help you prevent cavities and oral infections.

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

-Chewing can increase your saliva flow, which is why your dentist encourages you to chew sugar-free gum after each meal.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please reach out to our dental team at Logan Family Dental by dialing 740-380-1333. We will be more than happy to tell you all about saliva in Logan, Ohio. We look forward to hearing from you!