Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

The importance of dry mouth relief.

At Aspen Dental of Cache Valley, we understand the complexity and importance of your saliva. This typically yucky substance is, in reality, a finely balanced body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also helps with the digestion of the delicious food Logan, Utah has to offer.

So, without further ado, here are the main components of saliva.

1. Water. No surprise here! Your saliva consists of water, for the most part.

2. Enzymes. Enzymes are vital biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.

3. Immunoproteins. These are powerful cells that fight invaders, such as bacteria. The immunoproteins in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth. This is essential for avoiding gingivitis and keeping the proper pH balance in the mouth.

4. Minerals. Saliva minerals assist in maintaining the protective enamel surface of the teeth.

Most people produce enough saliva, but some suffer from dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be dangerous to your dental health, so be sure to meet with your dentist if you are experiencing this.

If you are in the Hyde Park, Smithfield, or Hyrum area and are in search of quality dental care, please call our office today at:


Our caring staff would be happy to talk to you about our popular services, which include:

cosmetic dentistry
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1451 N 200 E
Logan, Utah


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