Comparison of submandibular/sublingual salivary flow rates in children and adolescents

R. Glenn Rosivack

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Abstract

Purpose: This study compared age related changes in submandibular/ sublingual salivary flow rates in children and adolescents. Methods: Twenty-nine children between the ages of 5 and 14 years were evaluated. A group of adults ages 18 to 39 years were also evaluated. No subject was taking medication which could have affected salivary flow rate. Salivary flow was stimulated using a single application of 3% citric acid during a 5-minute test period. A group of 12 children ages 5 to 9 years was compared to a group of 16 adolescents ages 10 to 14 years. Results: Analysis using a Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test with a .05 level used for significance showed that the salivary flow rates of the 2 groups were not significantly different. Conclusions: No significant difference was found between the stimulated submandibular salivary flow rates of children ages 5 to 9 years and 10 to 14 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dentistry for Children
Volume71
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

Keywords

  • Children
  • Saliva
  • Secretory Rate
  • Submandibular

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