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Having Too Much or Too Little Saliva Part 1

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Saliva is essential to oral health and individuals who have too much or too little saliva can affect many functions, and may develop infections as a consequence of the reduced defenses. Continue reading

Increased saliva in your mouth?

An increased salivary secretion in termed as sialorrhea or ptyalism. 

Mechanisms

  • The secretory innervation of the salivary glands is primarily under the control of the parasympathetic nervous system.

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  • Stimulation of the parasympathetic system causes profuse secretion of watery saliva.

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  • Some person are unable to swallow their saliva fast enough to prevent drooling

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