History of Frequent Gum Chewing Is Associated with Higher Unstimulated Salivary Flow Rate and Lower Caries Severity in Healthy Chinese Adults
Caries Research , 07/27/2012
Wang XP et al. – In multivariate analysis, age was positively associated with ICDAS (p = 0.001) and days per week chewing gum was negatively associated with ICDAS (p = 0.004), indicating that caries severity increased with age, and that days of chewing provided an inverse effect, with increased days of chewing being associated with decreased severity of caries. Overall, a history of frequent gum chewing is associated with higher unstimulated salivary flow rate and lower caries severity.