Cavity pHighter Test Strips

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It may be hard to kill off all the bacteria, but now there is a way to defend against the acids they produce...by measuring pH and buffer capacity in your saliva!

How do I do that? Cavity pHighter testing strips measure the pH and buffer capacity in your saliva. The strips are best used after a meal when these levels may be low, indicating that acid levels are high. Excessive acid levels may increase your risk for cavities. Do a simple test with Cavity pHighter testing strips by simply licking the strip and matching the resulting colors with the chart on the bottle. If pH and buffer capacity are low, enjoy a cavity pHighter mint to neutralize and buffer the acid in your mouth, raise the pH to neutral levels, and help reduce your risk of cavities.

A bit about pH: pH measurements express the acidity or alkalinity of an aqueous solution such as saliva. The range goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Solutions with pH of less than 7 are acidic; with pH greater than 7 are alkaline.

What about buffer capacity? Buffer capacity is the saliva's ability to stabilize pH and hold dissolved minerals such as calcium and phosphate. A high saliva buffer capacity supports re-mineralization of the teeth and reduced formation of cavities.