Salivary calcium concentration in patients with high incidence of calculus formation


Salivary calcium level was determined in this study inindividuals with good oral hygiene who have no repetitive historyof calculus accumulation, and in individuals with a historyof repetitive calculus formation whether subgingival orsupragingival in spite of their attempts in controlling theiroral hygiene. Salivary calcium concentration was significantlyhigher in the second group. Moreover, salivary calcium concentrationin this study varied according to age. It is advisableto use alkaline mouthwashes and intensive good oral hygieneto control their calculus formation