The minerals in your saliva and the amount of saliva help with
remineralization – the process that keeps your teeth from
developing cavities. Having less saliva can make you more
prone to cavities. The amount of saliva you have is influenced
by a host of factors such as snoring, diet and medication.
In addition, the composition of your saliva plays a part.
The genetic makeup of your saliva may help reduce specific
types of bacteria that cause cavities, according to research
from the University of Pittsburgh.
No matter who you are or what your background,
proper oral health and regular dental visits are key
to stopping cavities. And most dental plans cover
regular preventive checkups at little to no cost, so
there’s no reason not to go!