I’ve been testing my mouth PH after doing the rinses and also after taking xylitol. However, my mouth PH stays very acidic! (6-6.5) Why is that? I thought xylitol would affect the mouth PH immediately (even if temporarily).
As far as your pH after eating – Yes, you need to work to get your pH up to above 7 after eating, drinking and during the day – at the very least.
Trying to get your salivary pH to 7 is a great goal – but for some of us it takes work in different ways.
Your saliva is a “filtration” from your blood.
Alkaline body fluids are healthy – whereas acidic body fluids do not promote health.
There are a multitude of ways to adjust your body fluids – some you have control over – and some you do not.
Stress – for example- can make us acidic.
We need rest, sunshine and a good diet – to make our body (and salivary) fluids alkaline.
Fish oil, mineral supplements and even probiotics help.
Xylitol works together with these things – but it is not a “pill” to cure pH.
Let me know if you need more help with this – it is interesting to look and see what raises your own pH.
Stress, work problems, lack of sleep, travel – all work against me – and make my pH acidic.
Hope this helps.