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The Power of Your Spit Marietta, GA
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Spit: we all have it, yet most of us are unaware of the powerful role it plays in our oral health.   Your saliva does far more than just keep your mouth moist.  Did you know that the average person produces over 25,000 liters of saliva in a lifetime? That is enough to fill two swimming pools!  Clearly, there are reasons that our bodies produce so much spit. From digesting food to preventing cavities, you may be surprised to learn the critical ways that salvia can protect your oral health and your body.

The Role of Saliva

One of saliva’s roles is to aid in digestion. It helps you break down the food in your mouth and swallow it more easily. When it comes to your mouth health, saliva is critical. If you don’t have enough saliva in your mouth, you are at risk for cavities and bad breath. Your teeth and gums need salvia to rinse away harmful bacteria and acids from the foods and drinks you consume each day. Finally, your salvia also has the proteins and minerals that are necessary to protect your tooth enamel and prevent infections such as gum disease.

Human saliva may be 99.5% water, but the other .5% is gaining a lot of attention in the medical field. The role of salvia is becoming more and more important in detecting other medical conditions and diseases outside of your mouth. In fact, dentists may soon be able to test saliva and expose medical indicators for pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer and even lung cancer. Your bacterial make up of your salvia can also reveal how prone you are to getting cavities.

Treating Dry Mouth

Considering the importance of your saliva towards your oral health, it is critical that you address problems with low saliva production with your dentist. At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we can treat your dry mouth condition, also called xerostomia. There are several causes of dry mouth including medication side effects, tobacco use, and open mouth breathing. However, certain diseases and infections can also be causes. Alzheimer’s, anemia, cystic fibrosis, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes all tend to reduce the amount of saliva in your mouth.

Need to increase your spit levels, call our Marietta dental team today. The health of your smile may be at stake!

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month