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Why less saliva means tooth decay?

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

For those with perpetual dry mouth, tooth decay and bad breath no matter how much water you drink, you may wish to look into your diet and detox.

We had a new autoimmune client who has bad tooth decay. She had to do root canal every year because of suspected Sjogren’s Syndrome. Her eyes and lips are always dry. She also had cold urticaria and fatty liver.

As there is no medication to cure autoimmune disorders, this client is seeking a healthier diet plan to reduce her sensitivity to autoimmune problems.

Many may not know saliva plays an important role in the health of our teeth and gums.

Minerals in saliva help to neutralize acid and assist in the enamel repair of our teeth. Saliva also acts as a natural rinsing agent reducing the amount of bacterial plaque buildup on our teeth and gums. Some of you may have bad breath and you wonder why your tongue has a thick white layer of smelly stuff. It could be that you have this dry mouth syndrome and a mineral imbalance or deficiency problem.

Plaque is a film of bacteria and sugars that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease if not removed properly.

A dry mouth also makes it easier for bacteria to stick to the tongue. This can lead to bad breath and impaired taste. Brushing your tongue daily with your toothbrush helps loosen bacteria from the surface. You can also use a tongue scraper to gently remove bacteria from the tongue. But best is to solve your dry mouth issue.

Simple way to start: Eat more mineral-dense vegetables and fruits. Drink ample water 2-3 litres per day. Avoid processed foods and drinks. Stop alcohol. Do not skip meals.

Jacelyn Tay 09/03/2021

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