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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Swallow: Excess saliva is not necessarily a bad thing. Saliva is very important because it contains digestive enzymes that start the digestive process, it cleanses and rinses the mouth, and buffers the acidic ph of acidic food/beverages and acidic dental plaque. Thank your lucky stars you have plenty of saliva. Alternatively, dry mouth leads to rampant dental decay if not managed properly. ...Read more
Why so drooly?:
One of the most common causes of excessive saliva in otherwise normal people is that of reflux. If you have any symptoms of reflux you can try to take some over the counter medicine like Prevacid or Nexium (esomeprazole) for a week or two to see if it helps.
Do you have bad teeth? That can do it.
Certain medicines can do it too.
Is it just when you sleep? Maybe sleep apnea.
See a doctor if not improving. ...Read more
Saliva is an importa: Saliva is an important part of our oral health. It is a natural lubricant, cleaner and contains beneficial bacteria to start the digestion process. It also helps us taste food and swallow. Excess saliva may be cause by certain medications, foods or toxins that may be exposed to. Please consult with your dentist. ...Read more
Excessive salivation: Is usually a temporary situation. It can be for a number of reasons - production of excess saliva by the salivary glands; decreased swallowing; reflux; side effect of certain meds. Often new or ill fitting dental /oral appliances can also contribute to excessive salivation. If you are worried consult a dentist or physician. ...Read more
Loads of excessive saliva foamy? I've had excess saliva since ages and it really annoying and embarasing for me and my family. Cnt go bck to sleep
See dentist: Could've a vert simple solution but does require a dental eval and be sure they know it's a problem visit not for hygienist ...Read more
Can hormone changes cause excessive saliva in women? I'm 28yrs old and I recently had excessive saliva.
I've recently quit weed after 15 years and keep waking myself up with excessive saliva - pretty much choking/drowning. Should I be concerned?
Is my excessive saliva from being on 1mg Klonopin (clonazepam) for this past month permanent or reversible?
There are no real dental problems associated with excessive saliva, but the opposite is true.
People with dry mouth may suffer from painful oral tissues, rampant decay, halitosis and other issues.
If medications are used to slow salivary flow, I would be concerned about those side effects possibly developing.
Be sure to understand your problem and the treatment. ...Read more
On Spit & Distress: People struggling w/ social anxiety often get hyperfocused on the physical symptoms they experience in dreaded soc situations. This serves 2 magnifiy the intense discomfort that lies at heart of soc anx, viz, discomfort associated w/ the fear of embarrassing urself. Paradoxically, one way 2 "bust your shame" = If u were 2 make urself salivate even more & draw attn 2 ur saliva in a soc situation. ...Read more
Can excision of nodules inside cheeks eliminate the excessive saliva in mouth and if so, how long before relief occurs?
My daughter has excessive saliva which she's either swallowing, choking on or drooling. Am especially concerned about the choking at night. What to do?
Babies Drool: All babies drool try not to get too anxious about that. The drool can be messy and lead to local rashes under the neck if not wiped away regularly, but rest assured, this will get better as she gets older. The choking is an issue. Don't lay her down with her bottle. Make sure that after feeding you keep her head elevated for at least 30 minutes (if she's asleep let her cheek rest on your shoulder - ...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
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