Why a dry mouth is more prone to cavities and enamel erosion

teeth health smile dentistWatch out for cavities, if you are usually dehydrated or breathe through the mouth (when you snore or exercise with your mouth open. Here is how a dry mouth facilitates teeth decay.
Key takeaways:
– Saliva is meant to keep the Ph of our mouths neutral, thus preventing harmful acids from affecting our teeth.
– Saliva prevents enamel erosion by keeping away harmful acids and bacteria.
– Saliva increases mouth functionality, stops bad odour and prevents plaque.
Drink water, exercise with your mouth closed and talk to your dentist about medication that causes dryness.
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