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What Can I Do To Manage Excessive Saliva
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Alcohol mouthwash: Too much saliva may occur in association with pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, and oral ulcers. Brushing and rinsing with alcohol-containing products may produce drying effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loads of excessive saliva foamy?ive 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
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