Signs of oral dryness in relation to salivary flow rate, pH, buffering capacity and dry mouth complaints

@article{Farsi2007SignsOO,
  title={Signs of oral dryness in relation to salivary flow rate, pH, buffering capacity and dry mouth complaints},
  author={Najat MA Farsi},
  journal={BMC Oral Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={15 - 15}
}
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the signs of oral dryness in relation to different salivary variables and to correlate subjective complaints of oral dryness with salivary flow rate. METHODS 312 unmedicated healthy individuals belonging to three age groups, (6-11, 12-17, and 18-40 years) were examined clinically for signs of oral dryness. Resting and stimulated saliva were collected to determine flow rate, pH and buffering capacity. A questionnaire was used to obtain information on… CONTINUE READING