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Why Do I Have A Massive Saliva Production Thanks
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
Could an overactive thyroid gland stunt growth, cause excessive saliva production or cause depression?
Dry mouth : Dry mouth or xerostomia, can be a real problem and lead to cavities, saliva is your bodies natural cleansing mechanism. First of all there are many medications that contribute to this, including anti depressants , cardiac mediation, diuretics. Avoid alcohol based mouthwash which will make it worse. Biotene has a line of products that are helpful. Sugarless hard candy may stimulate your own saliva. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC Mouthrinses: Salivary production can be induced as simply by eating something sour, by various mouthrinses, or by specific medications. Sugar or sugar free sour candies can increase salivary production along with otc brands of mouthrinses such as biotene or oasis brands. If these do not help, then seek medical/dental advise on the cause of your dry mouth and other medications to help increase salivary flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some things: There is not a lot you can do to increase saliva production. Sucking on lemon drops may increase the flow of saliva. However, you should find out what is causing your decrease in saliva flow. There are some products available which will help you. Check with your dentist for them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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