The Salivary flow rate (SFR) in adult Kenyans and relationship with chronic periodontitis


George Eric Shah*, Richard Kiran Saitoti and Goeffery Boit Birir

The study is aimed at determining the salivary flow rate (SFR) in adult Kenyans and investigates its relationship with chronic periodontitis. A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted on 333 participants (age between 18 and 45 years) among the patients attending Nairobi University Dental Hospital over a period of five months. Three groups were identified based on their periodontal status as healthy, gingivitis and chronic periodontitis

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