producing a lot of saliva?

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dragonfly55
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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I notice that when i lay down to sleep my mouth starts to produce a lot of saliva. Does this happen to anyone else? and do anyone know the reason why it happens?

stkitt
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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   

dragonfly,

Excessive saliva is usually a temporary problem and rarely a cause for concern. Normally, your salivary glands produce 1 to 2 quarts  of saliva a day. However, because swallowing occurs continually and unconsciously, you don't generally notice the saliva. If you suddenly seem to have excessive saliva in your mouth, it may be because your salivary glands are making more saliva than usual  or because you are swallowing less often.

If you're concerned about excessive salivation you may want to consult your doctor or dentist.

Take care,

Kitt


 

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