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How does one keep his saliva ph at 7.0 0r higher?

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Dr. John DeWolf answered

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Avoid sugar: Salivary ph can drop to as low as 3 after ingesting high sucrose food or drink. Oral bacteria metabolize sugar into acid.

Answered 10/25/2012

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Dr. Steven Hever answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Saliva ph: Your saliva is one method of measuring your whole body ph. Urine and blood are even more accurate means. In order to get your saliva more basic, a change in diet is needed. What you put in your body will change the levels to make you more basic or acidic. Eliminate sodas, juices, fast food. Eat lots of greens and drink plenty of alkaline water, and your saliva will become less acidic.

Answered 3/10/2016

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Dr. James Wright answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Alkaline food & H2O: One way to boost oral ph is with alkaline food & water. There are many companies that offer alkaline water, this will increase oral ph and would be a great way to increase and balance the oral cavity when acidic foods are consumed. In our supermarkets today over 80% of the consumable products are acidic. A healthier way is to consume more of the alkaline products found in fresh produce.

Answered 7/17/2015

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Diet mostly: By keeping your diet alkaline, avoiding acidy foods and sugar and carbohydrates will help. Drink lots of water also and practice good oral hygiene.

Answered 5/15/2016

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Dr. Rod Zimmerman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Diet: Eating food and drinking items that are non-acidic (water) can maintain saliva ph at 7 or greater.

Answered 5/8/2015

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