Surprisingly, they found the largest differences in the resting saliva of the subjects compared to saliva produced after swishing around a salty solution.
In their resting saliva, sensitive subjects had higher amounts of endopeptidases, enzymes that cut up proteins, than non-sensitive subjects.
In resting saliva
the major buffering agent is inorganic phosphate and in stimulated saliva it is carbonic acid / bicarbonate system.
The effects are more dramatic in resting saliva
on account of intensified water resorption in the resting state.
In brief, whole-mouth resting saliva
can be collected by the draining/ drooling method, the spitting method, the swabbing method, and the suction method.
One study showed a correlation between oligosaccharides found in resting saliva
and a history of decay.
Total calcium content of resting saliva
of 650 healthy individuals.
The presence of glucose in gingival exudates and resting saliva
of subjects with insulin-treated diabetes melli- tus.
The CARE test typically uses whole, resting saliva
(collected by drooling) and measures the specific oligosaccharides on small dots of dried saliva.