Saliva in health and disease: an appraisal and update.


Saliva plays an important role in oral health monitoring, regulating and maintaining the integrity of the oral hard tissues and some soft tissues. This paper reviews the role of saliva, the prevalence of oral dryness and the consequent importance of salivary flow as well as the relationship between xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction amongst the… (More)


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@article{Sreebny2000SalivaIH, title={Saliva in health and disease: an appraisal and update.}, author={Leo M. Sreebny}, journal={International dental journal}, year={2000}, volume={50 3}, pages={140-61} }