Cerebral Palsy (CP) Children have a prevalence of caries 59%, 54% Tooth erosion, bad Oral Hygiene (OH) and 52%-59% Malocclusion higher than general population (3,3% CP children in Indonesia). Because their limitations in motoric and intellectual, to maintain their oral health care require modify and different approaches. Saliva plays an important role of demineralizationremineralization, if there are any disorder will be potential for infectious disease (caries). Saliva is used as a tool to diagnose health and disease status. Changes in saliva flowrate interfere to protection function and total saliva protein and a-amylase. Recent studies indicate that total salivary protein and a-amylase is used as a biomarker for preventive measures and helps diagnose oral cavity disease (Caries Risk Assessment). The authors would like to analyze the relationship between total salivary protein, a-amylase and oral cavity conditions of CP children. Permanent damage to the Central Neuro System causes neuromuscular disorders. The disruption of the osmoreceptor function will reduce the sensitivity of Angio vasopressin, so that CP children experience hypohydration which results in decreased salivary flowrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erosion
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Infectious disease
  • Oral hygiene
  • Salivary flowrate


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