Orthodontics and Dental Health – Fun Facts!

Here are some interesting and fun facts about swallowing!

How many times do you swallow every hour?

There was a study done at the University of Minnesota. One hundred twenty-eight (128) dental students participated in the study to determine the relationship between saliva flow and the frequency of swallowing. The students were asked to sit quietly and read for 30 minutes, pushing a button every time they noticed themselves swallowing. The average number of swallows per hour was 122, with a range of swallows per hour from 18 to 400, a huge variation. Saliva flow was greater in men compared to women.

Clinical Implications: the number of times a person swallows each day depends on saliva flow and volume.

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