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Minerva Stomatologica 2003 June;52(6):301-8

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language: Italian

Saliva and oral health

Defabianis P., Re F.


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It is now established that saliva is important for the health of both soft and hard oral tissues. This article focuses on the role played by saliva in influencing oral structures: the most important factors related to it will be illustrated. The action of saliva and the multifunctional aspects of its components in both detrimental and beneficial effects on oral health are underlined.

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