THE EFFECT OF PALATAL COVERAGE ON TASTE PERCEPTION.
OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS
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The results of this research lead to the following conclusions for these two subjects when using sodium chloride as a taste stimulus. 1. Palatal coverage has no significant physiologic effect on taste perception. 2. The reproduction of palatal rugae on a dental prosthesis has no detectable effect on taste perception. 3. Acrylic resin, cobalt-chromium or gold alloys do not have any detectable influence on taste. 4. Test subjects with stabilized taste thresholds for sodium chloride in solution can demonstrate the same degree of stability using a properly prepared test food. 5. The test food did not require sufficient mastication to test the effect of vigorous mastication on taste. Author