Salivary clearance of sugar before and after insertion of fixed partial dentures

KARAOGLANOGLU S., Duymus Z. , Akgul N., Ozdabak N., SEVEN N., Ozabacygil F.

ASIAN BIOMEDICINE, cilt.4, sa.3, ss.475-478, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2478/abm-2010-0059
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.475-478


Background: The development of carious lesions is dependent on the presence of acid-producing microflora in the mouth. The activity of these plaque bacteria is dependent on sugar, which diffuses from the saliva following carbohydrate intake. The sugar serves as a substrate for fermentation, producing organic acids that demineralize tooth enamel. Elimination of the sugar from the mouth is accomplished by dilution with newly secreted saliva, a process generally referred to as sugar clearence.