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Medicine
Abstract

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the influence of salivary pH and urea level on calculus formation in heavy and mild calculus formers

 

Materials and methods: pH of saliva was recorded, and urea level of unstimulated whole saliva was estimated, Calculus and plaque scores were recorded.

 

Results: Statistically significant correlation was evident between salivary urea concentrations and the corresponding pH values in heavy calculus formers, but not in mild calculus formers

 

Conclusion: Salivary urea has a major influence on calculus formation where as the influence of salivary pH was insignificant. 

 

Keywords
Salivary pH
Urea
Calculus
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