Saliva and dental caries proceedings of a workshop on saliva and dental caries june 5 7 1978 school of dental medicine health sciences center state university of new york at stony brook stony brook new york. The multiple functions of saliva play a significant role in the prevention of dental caries methodschewing gum is known to stimulate sali vary flow and the results of studies of the role of stimu lated saliva in the oral clearance of food particles neutralization of dental plaque acids and reduction of the incidence of dental caries have been. Saliva plays a significant role in maintaining oral health helping to build and maintain the health of soft and hard tissues when saliva flow is reduced oral health problems such as dental . Concerning about caries the ph of saliva may not be as important as the ph of dental plaque both fermentable carbohydrate remainders and salivary buffering capacity affected plaque ph the resting plaque ph refers to the ph of plaque 2 25 h after the last intake of dietary carbohydrates and is usually between 6 and 7. Download citation on researchgate saliva and dental caries a study of saliva and its tooth protective components reveals at least four important functions of saliva 1 buffering ability 2
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