Proper pH

by Alison

As I have mentioned in a few other blogs we are seeing a veritable epidemic of tooth decay lately. http://www.fallschurchsmiles.com/alisons-blog/491-mea-culpa. I have also blogged about proper pH playing a crucial role in oral health http://www.fallschurchsmiles.com/alisons-blog/299-junkies-jocks.

These YouTube clips of the TV show “The Doctors” is of identical twins. One has gorgeous teeth the other one has lots of decayed teeth. They sent the twins to a dentist and an internal medicine doctor and they found some interesting things. You can check out the video with this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN1sTOcrCFM

The dentist tested the twins’ saliva pH. The twin with healthy teeth had normal saliva. The twin with decay had acidic saliva. So what was causing the acidity? She has Sjogren's Syndrome. The good news is they will be able to treat the Sjogrens Syndrome and repair her teeth.

Here’s even better news. We are getting pH tests here in the dental office. Now if we find a patient is having dental decay we will test their saliva and see if that is the culprit.

If you’d like to have your mouth pH tested give us a call 703-532-1712 FallsChurchSmiles.com