Corpus ID: 27984114

pH Values and Mineral Content of Saliva in Different Breeds of Dogs

  title={pH Values and Mineral Content of Saliva in Different Breeds of Dogs},
  author={E. Lavy and R. Smith},
  • E. Lavy, E. Lavy, R. Smith
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry
  • Saliva is an important fluid in the oral cavity as it bathes the teeth and the soft tissues. The salivary pH, buffer capacity and mineral content of calcium (Ca), phosphate (P), sodium (Na) and potassium (K) are important in the tooth de/remineralization process and in calculus formation. This study demonstrates that salivary pH, buffer capacity and concentrations of Ca, K, and Na are higher in dogs compared to human saliva. Conversely, P concentration was lower compared to mean value in human… CONTINUE READING
    20 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Salivary pH, calcium, phosphorus and selected enzymes in healthy dogs: a pilot study
    • 7
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Validation of Quantitative Light-Induced Fluorescence for Quantifying Calculus on Dogs’ Teeth
    • 1
    Comparison of tear pH in dogs, horses, and cattle.
    • 8


    Comparative study on mineralization-related intraoral parameters in periodontitis-affected and periodontitis-free adults.
    • 34
    Associations between salivary calcium and oral health.
    • 53
    Non-Immunoglobulin Defense Factors in Canine Saliva and Effects of a Tooth Gel Containing Antibacterial Enzymes
    • 7
    Epidemiological study on periodontal diseases and some other dental disorders in dogs.
    • 30
    Saliva: its secretion, composition and functions
    • W. Edgar
    • Medicine
    • British Dental Journal
    • 1992
    • 487
    • PDF
    Oral products and dental disease.
    • 7
    Comparison of electrolyte concentrations in whole saliva of individuals with and without cerebral palsy.
    • 10