Correlation of Salivary Statherin and Calcium Levels with Dental Calculus Formation: A Preliminary Study

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BACKGROUND Salivary constituents have a wide range of functions including oral calcium homeostasis. Salivary proteins such as statherin inhibit crystal growth of calcium phosphate in supersaturated solutions and interact with several oral bacteria to adsorb on hydroxyapatite. Concurrently, saliva, which is supersaturated with respect to calcium phosphates… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2017/2857629

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