LIVIA BOBU, ROXANA VASLUIANU, ELENA RALUCA BACIU, BOGDAN BULANCEA, ALICE MURARIU STUDY ON THE CORRELATION BETWEEN SALIVARY PH AND THE USE OF MOUTHRINSES IN YOUNG ADULTS The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation between salivary (flow rate, pH) and clinical (GI, PI) parameters and the use of two common mouthrinses in young adults. A total of ninety subjects were randomly assigned to three groups, i.e. group A -ListerineÒ, group B -0.05% sodium fluoride, and group C -distilled water. After 6 weeks of using the corresponding mouthrinses twice a day, the results showed that ListerineÒ produced the highest increase of the salivary pH (7.58±0.043) and flow rate (0.82±0.280) and the highest decrease of the GI (0.79±0.177) and PI (1.30±0.375). Significant correlations (p<0.05) were found between the use of mouthrinses and the salivary and clinical parameters examined.