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After evening meal I have increased saliva. Is this normal?

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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Following evening meal I have increased saliva., what to do?

Following evening meal I have increased saliva., what to do?

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

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What could be causing increased saliva production?

What could be causing  increased saliva production?

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

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Does increased saliva production in my mouth necessarily mean I will get cavities?

Does increased saliva production in my mouth necessarily mean I will get cavities?

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 more

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I have swollen saliva glands nda increased saliva after tongue piercing. How can I stop this?

I have swollen saliva glands nda increased saliva after tongue piercing. How can I stop this?

Remove tongue bar: How long ago was your tongue pierced? If you remove the tongue bar, your increased salivary flow might reduce. ...Read more

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Throat spasms? with eating occ. feels like food gets stuck, increased saliva, ,lasts ,<5 min no residual symptoms What could it be?

Throat spasms? with eating occ.  feels like food gets stuck, increased saliva, ,lasts ,<5 min no residual symptoms  What could it be?

Esophageal stricture: Likely to be esophageal Ring so called a Shatski Ring or other strictures are the cause of your dysphagia or swallowing difficulty. See a gastroenterology specialist for a endoscopy soon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bad taste: Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? Dental problems can cause this. So can allergies, post nasal drip, acid reflux, metabolic diseases, and others. See a dentist or your primary care for an exam to find the answer. ...Read more

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Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?

Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?

Not a concern: In general. You probably will not want to be around others too much anyway feeling like you do. Be aggressive seeing your GI doc and treating the issue. ...Read more

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I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

Parotid Gland Stone: Your cheeks contain the largest salivary glands in your body--the parotid glands. If they are swollen with saliva, you may have a sialolith (a stone in the duct that blocks the escape of saliva from the inside cheeks). A dentist or oral surgeon can examine or take an xray of the area to confrim this. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old male and I have a lot of extra saliva I have to spit what can be causing this?

Don't spit: Spitting is a habit not a necessity. Swallowing works just as well. As you have created a habit of spitting you also increase your saliva flow. As you decrease your spitting your saliva flow will adjust, and people around you will be a lot more comfortable. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much extra saliva that I drool?

That's healthy!: You're lucky. Saliva is a precious commodity. Just ask someone who has a dry mouth. Swallow more often. ...Read more

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Saliva (Definition)

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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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more