Oral nitric oxide during plaque deposition.

@article{Carossa2001OralNO,
  title={Oral nitric oxide during plaque deposition.},
  author={Stefano Carossa and Paolo Pera and Pietro Doglio and Sara Lombardo and Paola Colagrande and Luisa Brussino and Giovanni Rolla and C Bucca},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={
          876-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most powerful antibacterial compounds. We investigated if NO oral production increases during dental plaque deposition. MATERIALS AND METHODS Oral NO and salivary nitrite were measured in 31 healthy subjects - 11 smokers and 20 nonsmokers - with natural healthy teeth, in the morning after tooth cleaning (baseline), after withdrawal of oral hygiene for 24 h and again after tooth cleaning. RESULTS NO and nitrite were significantly higher during… CONTINUE READING

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