The effect of increased mastication by daily gum-chewing on salivary gland output and dental plaque acidogenicity.

@article{Dodds1991TheEO,
  title={The effect of increased mastication by daily gum-chewing on salivary gland output and dental plaque acidogenicity.},
  author={Michael W.J. Dodds and S. C. Hsieh and Dorthea A Johnson},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1991},
  volume={70 12},
  pages={1474-8}
}
The effect of increased mastication on plaque metabolism and salivary gland function was determined in 11 human subjects who chewed a sugarless gum for ten minutes of each waking hour for two weeks. Prior to and at the conclusion of the gum-chewing regimen, unstimulated whole saliva and 2% citric-acid-stimulated parotid saliva were collected. Flow rates, pH, and buffer capacity were determined on all saliva samples. In addition, parotid saliva was analyzed for protein concentration and the… CONTINUE READING

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