Does menstrual cycle effect buffer capacity of stimulated saliva?


Dural S. , Cagirankaya L. B.

CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS, vol.11, no.3, pp.207-209, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00784-007-0105-4
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-209

Abstract

The present study was performed to analyze buffer capacity (BC) and flow rate of stimulated saliva during menstrual cycle. Two salivary samples were taken from 17 subjects during the menstrual cycle. BC was determined according to electrometric method. Both variables showed no hormone dependency. The results suggest that the salivary protection against acid attacks is constant in healthy nonpregnant women.