Physical and chemical aspects of saliva as indicators of risk for dental caries in humans.

@article{Leone2001PhysicalAC,
  title={Physical and chemical aspects of saliva as indicators of risk for dental caries in humans.},
  author={Cataldo W Leone and Frank G. Oppenheim},
  journal={Journal of dental education},
  year={2001},
  volume={65 10},
  pages={1054-62}
}
The etiology and pathogenesis of dental caries are known to be multifactorial, but the interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic factors is still not fully understood. As in other host/parasite interactions, there appear to be marked variations in individual susceptibility to the disease. It therefore is likely that intrinsic host factors play a key role in… CONTINUE READING