Objective: To investigate selected salivary properties in children with cleft lip and palate and to compare them with non-cleft children. Setting: The study was conducted in Dentistry College, University of Baghdad and Alwasity and Ghazi Alhareery Teaching Hospitals, Baghdad, Iraq. Patients and methods: A total of 36 children with nonsyndromic repaired cleft lip and palate, aged 4 to 10 years, and a total of 37 non-cleft children were investigated for flow rate, pH, total antioxidant, uric acid, and total proteins. Results: Salivary total antioxidant capacity and total protein were significantly different between cleft lip and palate children and non-cleft children, while for salivary flow rate and total antioxidant were significantly lower in children with cleft lip and palate than in non-cleft children. Concerning pH and uric acid, there were no significant differences. Conclusion: Some salivary chemical constituents and some physical parameters deviated from the norm in children with cleft lip and palate.
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