Manatee Dental of East Bradenton
3805 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208

The Many Roles of Saliva in Your Mouth

Do you know all the ways that saliva helps your mouth?

Saliva, which you may know better as spit, has a more important role in your mouth than you may think. Sure, it helps you eat your food, but did you know that it has a lot of other roles that play a big part in how your body works? It's also a main component of your dental health!

According to the American Dental Association, saliva is derived from blood and helps build and keep healthy the soft and hard tissues in your mouth. When the amount of saliva is reduced, dental issues like tooth decay, infections and gum disease can occur.

The easiest way to stimulate saliva production is by chewing. The source reports that this causes your muscles to compress the salivary glands and release the saliva. Of course, you could always stimulate your saliva flow by looking at pictures of your favorite food when you're hungry or by smelling a delicious meal!

Saliva also helps to wash away food debris, enhance the taste of food, break down food, provides disease-fighting substances in your mouth to fight off infection and decay and provides minerals to the surface of your teeth, keeping them strong and healthy.

Next time you feel like spitting just for the heck of it, think again – that stuff is valuable!

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People are very kind and do good work.
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Been to several dentist offices in the area about my Maryland Bridge falling out, glued in wrong, protruding, etc. and each one kept trying to push implants and credit card usage to hurry up and get […]
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The staff at Manatee Dental are very friendly and does a great job!
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Friendly staff prompt service
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A++++++ Super as always. I have been going here for years and always have first class service. My last visit was an unscheduled emergency with a cracked tooth that needed treat immediateleyy as I had […]
Jeff C.
Our Hygienist Kathi is wonderful and extremely efficient. I have recommended your office to my neighbors for that reason.
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Great service.
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They took such great care of me and made me feel relaxed!
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This is the by FAR the Most Wonderful dental office I have ever been to. The staff is amazing, caring and they go above and beyond to make the experience a pleasant one. Everyone is also very […]
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Friendly staff. Good service.
John H.
Efficiency, good explanations of what each procedure was to be done, education on good gum care.
Cheryl C.
Always good! Very accommodating to my wacky schedule. Staff is always friendly!
Scott W.
Great people; very professional and personable. Going to the dentist is a pleasure with Manatee Dental.
Lawrence B.
Convenient location for me. The staff is very courteous. I recently had a crown done and I’ve had msny but this was the best one ever.
Mary L.
Dr. David and Ramon were very careful and concerned with my feelings. Very professional.
Sandra O.
Great customer service, Ramon and the doctor were both so wonderful!
Janet H.
The entire staff was friendly and efficient. They explained what they would be doing before starting and they explained what it all meant. The new patient exam was valuable.
Anne B.
We just love this dental office. If you are new in town, this is the place.
Patricia T.
The staff was courteous and professional. Dr. Lindow made it a point to introduce himself to me and was easy to talk to.
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Fantastic place . Service was really great .
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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