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Why Saliva Is Important

Saliva plays an important part in both family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Alpharetta. As your orthodontist will explain, saliva is essential for washing away foods and neutralizing acids caused by plaque. If you want to learn more, you can watch this video.

When plaque builds up on your teeth, it can harden into tartar. Unless you visit your orthodontist for regular, professional teeth cleanings, this tartar can cause infection. When tartar builds up, you may have tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Family dentistry suggests visiting a dentist for biannual cleanings to make sure you rid your mouth of tartar for good. In combination with a healthy amount of saliva, these cleanings keep your whole mouth healthy.

Categories: Oral Health, Teeth