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Saliva and dental erosion

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Applied Oral Science, October 2012
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Title
Saliva and dental erosion
Published in
Journal of Applied Oral Science, October 2012
DOI 10.1590/s1678-77572012000500001
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Authors

Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf, Angélicas Reis Hannas, Melissa Thiemi Kato

Abstract

Dental erosion is a multifactorial condition. The consideration of chemical, biological and behavioral factors is fundamental for its prevention and therapy. Among the biological factors, saliva is one of the most important parameters in the protection against erosive wear. This review discusses the role of salivary factors on the development of dental erosion. A search was undertaken on MeDLINe website for papers from 1969 to 2010. The keywords used in the research were "saliva", "acquired pellicle", "salivary flow", "salivary buffering capacity" and "dental erosion". Inclusion of studies, data extraction and quality assessment were undertaken independently and in duplicate by two members of the review team. Disagreements were solved by discussion and consensus or by a third party. Several characteristics and properties of saliva play an important role in dental erosion. Salivary clearance gradually eliminates the acids through swallowing and saliva presents buffering capacity causing neutralization and buffering of dietary acids. Salivary flow allows dilution of the acids. In addition, saliva is supersaturated with respect to tooth mineral, providing calcium, phosphate and fluoride necessary for remineralization after an erosive challenge. Furthermore, many proteins present in saliva and acquired pellicle play an important role in dental erosion. Saliva is the most important biological factor affecting the progression of dental erosion. Knowledge of its components and properties involved in this protective role can drive the development of preventive measures targeting to enhance its known beneficial effects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Unknown 298 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 79 26%
Student > Bachelor 53 18%
Student > Postgraduate 24 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 6%
Other 43 14%
Unknown 62 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 169 56%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 4%
Chemistry 12 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 3%
Materials Science 7 2%
Other 27 9%
Unknown 66 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 61. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 October 2021.
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