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Causes Of Increased Saliva
Many things : Many things cause an increase in salivary production. Dentures that are new or don't fit well gastroesophageal reflux disease. Infection in your mouth or throat medications, such as clonazepam, . Pregnancy, are just a few. You should consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
What could cause a fecal/mothball taste in back of throat, increased saliva, which is made stronger with sugar intake and fades with no sugar intake?
Salivary flow: When you eat a meal, the flow of saliva from your salivary glands is stimulated to increase. This is normal. I don't know why it would be particularly increased in the evenings, though. However, it doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saliva: Saliva is an essential part of the digestion process and critical to the health of the teeth and gums. It is produced as a result of ingesting food. That is what is supposed to happen. Saliva is good while the lack of a sufficient amount of saliva is big concern. Be grateful you don't suffer from dry mouth. If you have any other symptoms or concerns, have your dentist and physician examine you. ...Read more
NO: No. Salivary flow can occur for many reasons. ...Read more
Could be many things: Besides sinus issues, infections, gastric reflux and drug side effects which should be rulled out with an examination, I have found that the most common cause is an ill fitting denture, temporary flipper, mouthguard or sleep apnea device. Also there are many different rare causes of excessive saliva that include things like parkinsons disease, and myasthenia gravis. See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more
Quite the opposite: Having a lot of saliva is good when it comes to preventing cavities. It may be more annoying and there could be a reason for the large saliva production. But...Having little or no saliva flow is what causes cavities. Saliva production decreases with sleep and this is the main reason the profession tells you to brush your teeth at nite. Drugs can help reduce saliva if it is too excessive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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