Salivary caries parameters: Comparative study among Yemeni khat chewers and nonchewers
Al-Alimi, Khaled Rashad
Abdul Razak, Abdul Aziz
- Publisher: Elsevier BV
Journal of Dental Sciences,
khat | viscosity | RK1-715 | Dentistry(all) | Dentistry | saliva flow rate | saliva pH
Background/purpose: Millions of people in Yemen and East African countries chew khat for more than 5 hours daily for its amphetamine-like effects. Previous studies have associated khat chewing with salivary glands enlargement, inflammation, and xerostomia. However, no i...