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How Saliva Helps You Fight Back Against Cavities


Posted on 3/15/2019 by Sandra Embree
How Saliva Helps You Fight Back Against CavitiesYour saliva is a very important part component of a healthy mouth. The more saliva you have, in most instances, the healthier your mouth is. This is because the saliva is able to wash away more debris and bacteria, plus flood your teeth with nutrients, than those who have lower quantities of saliva.

It is very important, and you need to make sure that you pay attention to how much is in your mouth. If you end up struggling with dry mouth, there are things that can be done to help protect your teeth and other oral tissues.

Saliva is a Superhero

Saliva is literally a superhero to your mouth. It is essential to your mouths' health and survival. First, it keeps all of the tissues of your mouth moist, which is essential for them to remain healthy. Next, it washes away particles of food left behind after you eat. During the night, your saliva coats your teeth to keep bacteria at bay as much as possible, so the bacteria do not have the chance to eat away at the enamel of your teeth.

Finally, your saliva also takes nutrients out of your food and cover your teeth. As you eat and brush, you wash away some of the minerals of your teeth. Your saliva replaces those lost minerals to help your teeth get, and stay, healthy. This process, called remineralization, is what keeps your teeth able to withstand the forces required to chew up your food.

Dry mouth can be a very big problem. If you want help combating its problems, then you need to come in and see us. Even short bouts of dry mouth can leave with facing issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Let us take a look around your mouth and make sure that everything is looking good!

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Sandra
Embree, DDS
Ann Arbor Dentist - Sandra Embree, DDS

Dr. Embree graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She completed postdoctoral training in a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Embree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital prior to her dental school training.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Courtney Heys, DDS
Courtney
Heys, DDS

Dr. Heys is originally from the Seattle area. She moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Heys has been in private practice since 2007. She has practiced 4 years in Saline, MI and 4 years in Jackson, MI.
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  • "Thank you for always providing such professional and caring service to my husband, Cody. Dr. Heys and her staff are helping him get his teeth back into shape and are doing a fantastic job. You are all the best!"
    ~ Jenna E
  • "The staff are exceptional! They're down to earth and make you feel welcome. Very professional and friendly."
    ~Deanna D.
  • "The team at Embree Dentistry really goes above and beyond. They are concerned with preventative care and monitor issues with individual attention. They came up with a treatment plan for me before I am able to undergo any procedures. "
    ~ Aleksandra
  • "As a new patient, Embree Dentistry definitely makes you feel well-informed and cared about. They were very good with appointment reminders, and at your first appointment, they talk through every step of the process to make sure you're aware of what each step is for."
    ~ Suzanne
  • "Dr. Embree and her staff provided me the best dentistry I've ever had. I had a lot of work done, including several fillings and three crowns. Dr. Embree is very careful to make the procedures as painless as possible, and her staff made sure that my experiences were comfortable and stress free.
    Dr. Embree did a deep cleaning that I'm sure allowed me to avoid periodontal work. Her staff is very efficient in setting up appointments and sending reminders. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Embree's dentistry."
    ~ Jenny
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