Saliva Thickens When You Brush Your Teeth Too Clean?
I want to ask my mother to brush my teeth often but after brushing my teeth the saliva thickens and makes me crunch. How is that? Please give me the solution. Thank you
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Saliva is a liquid with a rather thick consistency produced by salivary glands that aims to help the process of digestion of food while in the oral cavity, but it can help maintain the humidity of the oral cavity so that the mucosal conditions in the oral cavity are not too dry.
There are several possible causes of saliva that feels thick, including:
Condition of dry oral cavity (xerostomia).
Dehydration, a condition of lack of fluids.
Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages.
Infections of the respiratory tract, salivary glands or disorders of the teeth and gums.
Inflammation in the sinus area that produces viscous fluid.
Disorders of the salivary glands such as Sjogren's syndrome.
Use of certain drugs.
To deal with your condition, there are a number of things you can do first at home, including ensuring that your fluid condition is adequate by consuming adequate water, avoid smoking, avoid consuming alcoholic beverages, maintain oral hygiene by brushing your teeth 2 times a day, keep your diet by eating vegetables and fruit, wear a mask if traveling to prevent dust, smoke, and pollution. If the condition persists, is experiencing respiratory infections or abnormalities in the teeth and gums can consult a doctor or dentist related to your condition for further examination and management.
Hopefully this information can help you,