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, vol.4, no.3, pp.475-478, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/abm-2010-0059
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN BIOMEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.