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Why does food stick to the sides of my mouth and teeth while chewing and swallowing?

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Dr. Randy Nolf
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Reduced saliva

You may have reduced saliva.
It is normal to an extent as we age but it can also signal other issues. One very common factor is medications.

In brief: Reduced saliva

You may have reduced saliva.
It is normal to an extent as we age but it can also signal other issues. One very common factor is medications.
Dr. Randy Nolf
Dr. Randy Nolf
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Dr. Jeannine Weiss
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Dryness and amylase

Depending on the moisture content or lack of, food can become tacky.
Rinsing after meals will assist with any discomfort you have of sticky foods. Carbohydrates break down to a gluten like product- which is sticky- it is one of the reasons we encourage people to brush after meals.

In brief: Dryness and amylase

Depending on the moisture content or lack of, food can become tacky.
Rinsing after meals will assist with any discomfort you have of sticky foods. Carbohydrates break down to a gluten like product- which is sticky- it is one of the reasons we encourage people to brush after meals.
Dr. Jeannine Weiss
Dr. Jeannine Weiss
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