A Study on pH, Viscosity, Microorganisms and Immunoglobulin A of the Saliva

타액의 수소이온 농도, 점도, 세균 및 면역글로블린 A에 관한 연구

  • Jin-Woo Sohn (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Diagnosis, Graduate School, Seoul National University) ;
  • Sung-Woo Lee (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Diagnosis, Graduate School, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 1992.12.01

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the age-and sex-related changes in the pH of resting saliva, viscosity, microorganisms and immunoglobulin A of stimulated whole saliva, and to investigate their correlations. The 120 healthy subjects were included in this study and the author used cone-and plate digital viscometer for viscosity, MSB agar for Streptococcus mutans, SL Rogosa agar for lactobacilli, and single radial immunodiffusion technique for immunoglobulinA. The obtained results were as follows : 1. There was no significant difference in pH, viscosity, Streptococcus mutans lactobacilli and immunoglobulin A of the saliva between males and females. 2. The viscosity values of stimulated whole saliva showed the increasing pattern with aging. 3. DMFS (or dmfs) rate was not correlated with pH, viscosity, Streptococcus mutans, lactobacilli and immunoglobulin A of the saliva. 4. There was a significant difference in the concentration of immunoglobulin A between the group under 10 and groups above 10. 5. The viscosity values of stimulated whole saliva showed the increasing pattern with decreasing of the number of Streptococcus mutans.