A study of the relationship between trace elements in saliva and dental caries in children.

@article{Duggal1991ASO,
  title={A study of the relationship between trace elements in saliva and dental caries in children.},
  author={Monty S Duggal and Harpinder Singh Chawla and Martin E. J. Curzon},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={881-4}
}
About 8 ml of saliva were collected from each of 272 children, living in rural areas in North India, equally distributed into age groups 4-7 and 12-16 yr and stratified into low, moderate and high caries groups. The salivas were analysed for Zn, Cu, Fe, Mn by atomic absorption spectrophotometry and for F with a fluoride-sensitive electrode. The elements Cu and F had a consistent, inverse relationship with caries experience. The concentration of Zn, Fe and Mn in saliva did not have any… CONTINUE READING