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Oral food clearance and the pH of plaque and saliva.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3457071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carbohydrate clearance, plaque pH, and saliva pH resulting from eating foods containing high levels of sugar or starch were measured in the same experimental runs on the same test subjects. Foods with a higher content of sugar were removed more rapidly and depressed the pH of the plaque for a shorter time than did starchy foods containing less sugar. This finding suggests that retention of food in the mouth may be as important an indicator of its cariogenic potential as is the level of the pH it produces in plaque.
B G Bibby; S A Mundorff; D T Zero; K J Almekinder
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0002-8177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-25     Completed Date:  1986-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dental Plaque / physiopathology*
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage,  analysis
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Saliva / analysis,  physiology*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates

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