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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: Volume 16, book 4, 2010
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.1642010_66
Subject Collection:Oral and Dental Medicine. Short Communication
Page: 66
Online date: February 11, 2011

J of IMAB 2010; 16(4):66
Vl. Panov1*, M. Balcheva1, A. Kisselova2
1 Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria
2 Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Nitrates’ or nitrites’ presence in saliva may lead up to many positive physiological effects. Salivary nitrates possess anti-inflammatory properties on the oral cavity and the digestive tract. Patients with periodontitis have lower concentration of NO2 in saliva than the healthy ones. In studies of the amount of salivary nitrates and nitrites, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus spp., the number of caries in children is significantly reduced in patients with higher levels of salivary nitrates. Nitrites’ concentration in vitro, equal to that in saliva, provokes cytolytic and cytostatic effect on the six major pathogens in the mouth. Studies on Streptococcus mutans show that the amount of nitrite and / or the production of NO are important for the survival of S. mutans in the mouth. The growth of this microbe, a major pathogen of dental caries, is suppressed in the presence of physiological amount of nitrites in saliva.
We are looking for relation between the nitrates and different aspects of oral status

Key words: nitrates,  nitrites, saliva.

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Please include this information when citing this paper: DOI: 10.5272/jimab.1642010_66

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