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What is the critical pH and why does a tooth dissolve in acid?
  • C. Dawes
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal
  • 1 December 2003
TLDR
The concept of critical pH for dissolution of enamel in oral fluids does not have a fixed value but rather is inversely proportional to the calcium and phosphate concentrations in the solution. Expand
Salivary flow patterns and the health of hard and soft oral tissues.
  • C. Dawes
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • 1 May 2008
TLDR
Saliva protects against dental caries, erosion, attrition, abrasion, candidiasis and the abrasive mucosal lesions seen commonly in patients with hyposalivation. Expand
The Surface Area of the Adult Human Mouth and Thickness of the Salivary Film Covering the Teeth and Oral Mucosa
TLDR
The surface area of the mouth was measured to calculate the average thickness of the salivary film which separates the opposing layers of the oral mucosa and which also overlies the dental plaque, which has important implications with regard to diffusion of substances in and out of dental plaque. Expand
Saliva and Oral Health
An understanding of saliva and its role in oral health helps to promote awareness among oral health care professionals of the problems arising when the quantity or quality of saliva is decreased;Expand
Physiological Factors Affecting Salivary Flow Rate, Oral Sugar Clearance, and the Sensation of Dry Mouth in Man
This paper discusses methods for collection of both whole saliva and individual gland secretions, the normal ranges of salivary flow rate, the effects of physiological variables which influence flowExpand
Circadian rhythms in human salivary flow rate and composition
  • C. Dawes
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of physiology
  • 1 February 1972
TLDR
A least‐squares cosine wave was fitted to the data to test for the presence and characteristics of circadian rhythms, and confirmed the presence of whole saliva and parotid saliva stimulated with a constant flow rate. Expand
The Volume of Saliva in the Mouth Before and After Swallowing
TLDR
In 20 male and 20 female adult subjects, the volume of saliva in the mouth before (VMAX) and after (RESID) swallowing was determined and when water was infused into the mouth at increasing flow rates, there was an increase in VMAX and in both theVolume of fluid swallowed and the swallowing frequency. Expand
Physiological Factors Affecting Salivary Flow Rate, Oral Sugar Clearance, and the Sensation of Dry Mouth in Man
  • C. Dawes
  • Medicine
  • Journal of dental research
  • 1 February 1987
TLDR
Methods for collection of both whole saliva and individual gland secretions, the normal ranges of salivary flow rate, the effects of physiological variables which influence flow rate are discussed, and the role of saliva in oral sugar clearance is discussed. Expand
A mathematical model of salivary clearance of sugar from the oral cavity.
TLDR
This study appears to be the first to identify the importance of RESID and VMAX in salivary sugar clearance, and of value for assessing the relative importance of the various parameters affecting clearance. Expand
Estimation of the Velocity of the Salivary Film at Some Different Locations in the Mouth
TLDR
It is postulated that the slow movement of the salivary film when flow is unstimulated allows for accumulation of diffusants from dental plaque, which reduces the concentration gradient for diffusion from plaque and prolongs the clearance time of such metabolic products as acid. Expand
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