Regulation of Saliva pH
With a surplus of alkaline nutrients from alkaline forming foods, the body can regulate blood and saliva pH without having to borrow minerals from your muscles, bones, teeth and saliva! Normal saliva has a small amount of alkaline minerals that act as a buffer to keep the blood pH within balance. Therefore, measuring saliva pH is important and can tell us if the oral cavity is acidic, which increases the chances of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
As promised in the beginning of this article, the Alkaline Lifestyle includes balanced eating habits where 80% of the time you emphasize alkaline forming foods such as fruits, vegetables and coconut oil among others and 20% of the time you have acid forming foods such as good quality meats, dairy and most nuts and seeds.
An Alkaline Lifestyle also includes practicing lifestyle habits such as moving your body often, a restful sleep and rinsing your mouth with AlkaWhite, an alkaline mouthwash made with alkaline, mineral rich ingredients such as magnesium.