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Jayachandra MY

Department of Dental Surgery, Raja Rajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India


  • Original Article   
    Influence of Salivary Flow Rate and Salivary pH on Dental Caries in Smokers and Non Smokers-A Cross Sectional Study
    Author(s): Jayachandra MY*

    Background and objectives: Saliva is detrimental to both general and oral health. Though the effects osf moking on oral mucosa had been demonstrated, independent variables of saliva such as salivary low, pH, and combined effect on the dental caries experience is unknown and worthy of investigation. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the Salivary Flow Rate (SFR) and salivary pH in smokers and non-smokers with and without dental caries. The study was conducted at Rajarajeswari dental college and hospital, Bangalore on 120 patients categorized into four groups, smokers with dental caries (30 subjects), smokers without dental caries (30 subjects), nonsmokers with dental caries (30 subjects) and non-smokers without dental caries (30 subjects) unstimulated saliva was collected from the .. Read More»

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