publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Effect of long-term smoking on salivary flow rate and salivary pH

Mala Singh; Pramod Yadav; NavinAnand Ingle; Ekta Ingle; Navpreet Kaur;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Introduction: Saliva is a complex and important body fluid which is very essential for oral health and it is the first biological fluid that is exposed to cigarette smoke, which contains numerous toxic compositions responsible for structural and functional changes in saliva. Aim: To evaluate the long-term effect of smoking on salivary flow rate (SFR) and salivary pH. Materials and Methods: The subjects of the study were divided into smokers and nonsmokers. Each group comprised of 35 male adults. The saliva of each subject was collected under resting conditions. They were asked to spit in a graduated container at an interval of 60 s for 5 min. Salivary pH was mea...
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free text keywords: Saliva, salivary flow rate, salivary pH, Dentistry, RK1-715, Physiology, business.industry, business, Cigarette smoke, Biological fluid, Medicine, pH indicator, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Oral health, Body fluid
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