The use of lithium as a marker for the retention of liquids in the oral cavity after rinsing

  title={The use of lithium as a marker for the retention of liquids in the oral cavity after rinsing},
  author={Sara M Hanning and Jules August Kieser and Martin M. Ferguson and Malcolm Reid and Natalie J. Medlicott},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
The aim of this study was to validate the use of lithium as a marker to indicate the retention of simple liquids in the oral cavity and use this to determine how much liquid is retained in the oral cavity following 30 s of rinsing. This is a validation study in which saliva was spiked with known concentrations of lithium. Twenty healthy participants then rinsed their mouths with either water or a 1 % w/v carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) solution for 30 s before expectorating into a collection cup… CONTINUE READING
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