Your saliva is a remarkable substance, as it has a protective effect on your oral health and it contains enzymes that begin the process of digestion. It protects your teeth by neutralising acids produced after eating and drinking. If you are unable to produce sufficient saliva or if there are problems with its quality, it can lead to dental problems. Your saliva test will only take a few minutes to complete and is non-invasive and painless. By carrying out a quick and simple test, we can gain valuable information about your dental and general health. This will show us if your saliva is healthy and is properly protecting your teeth.
Problems with your saliva could be due to one or more of the following issues:
You should consider having a saliva test if your mouth feels dry and uncomfortable, or if you have bad breath or have noticed food tastes different. It could be useful for us to analyse your saliva we think you are at risk of certain diseases, or if you have had problems with tooth decay or gum disease.
Make an appointment online or call us on (03) 9467 6759. We are located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.
By testing your saliva, we will have more information about the biological factors influencing your oral health. This will allow us to develop a better and more fully customised preventative dental care plan, as we will be able to carefully tailor your treatment to meet your needs, based on your oral environment. You may also need to make changes to your diet or to your lifestyle habits to help manage any problems.