P15| Volume 38, ISSUE 5, P535-536, May 2009

Increased salivary acetaldehyde levels in poor dental health status: a possible link to increased oral cancer risk

      Background and Objectives: Acetaldehyde, the fist metabolite of alcohol, has been proposed to be carcinogenic substance behind ethanol-related oral cancers. In this study we investigated the factors that might alter the composition and quantities of the oral microflora and, consequently, influence salivary acetaldehyde production in healthy and oral cancer patients.
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