pH

Your patient's salivary pH can be an indicator of their overall oral health. An oral pH value too low (or acidic) can be a precursor for enamel erosion1 and generalized chronic periodontitis2.

Do you know your patient's oral pH?

1. Hughes et al. Effects of pH and concentration of citric, malic and lactic acids on enamel, in vitro. J Dentistry. 2000 28(2): 147-152.
2. Baliga et al. Salivary pH: A diagnostic biomarker. J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 17(4): 461–465.