At Bonfire Dental, we also test the health and pH (acidity or alkalinity) of your saliva. Why is saliva testing important? It’s important because saliva is mother nature’s in-built protection for your teeth and gums. The quality and the balance between how acidic or alkaline your saliva is gives us an indication of how at risk you are to dental disease. Saliva testing offers a quick way of determining the pH of the body, important for those interested in maximizing health.