Print ISSN: 1812-1217

Online ISSN: 1998-0345

Keywords : Oral hygiene


Salivary calcium concentration in patients with high incidence of calculus formation

Shatha Hassan; Tahani Al–Sandook

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 88-90
DOI: 10.33899/rden.2005.45519

Salivary calcium level was determined in this study in
individuals with good oral hygiene who have no repetitive history
of calculus accumulation, and in individuals with a history
of repetitive calculus formation whether subgingival or
supragingival in spite of their attempts in controlling their
oral hygiene. Salivary calcium concentration was significantly
higher in the second group. Moreover, salivary calcium concentration
in this study varied according to age. It is advisable
to use alkaline mouthwashes and intensive good oral hygiene
to control their calculus formation