Accession Number : AD0730276

Title :   The Acquired Enamel Pellicle of Human Teeth.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 69-May 71,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Mayhall,Clyde W.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The literature concerning the chemical composition and physical properties of the acquired organic integuments (pellicle) of human enamel was reviewed and the findings summarized. The source, mode of formation, and function of the acquired pellicle are discussed, including the various theories which have been proposed and the questions which still remain unanswered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEETH, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES), DENTISTRY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, CALCIFICATION, HUMANS, BACTERIA, SALIVA, AMINO ACIDS, PROTEINS, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE