eli5 – Why does your saliva produce so much while brushing your teeth?

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eli5 – Why does your saliva produce so much while brushing your teeth?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

I’m no expert obviously, but it’s probably because interacting with your mouth causes saliva to produce especially when your mouth is open and being scraped by something.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Are you always finding yourself drooling with saliva whilst brushing your teeth?

Anonymous 0 Comments

You mouth is designed to release saliva when you eat so that the saliva starts the digestive process

You mouth thinks that the toothpaste is food so it starts releasing saliva because it thinks you’re eating

You’d find your producing even more saliva when you’re actually eating food but you’re much less likely to notice this because you end up swallowing it when you swallow your food

If you’re producing a huge amount though it’s worth mentioning this next time you go to the dentist and/or doctor because it might be something else like a mild allergic reaction to something in the toothpaste