Let's get your saliva production going. Did you know that the nerves that control saliva production are part of a reflex system in the medulla oblongata in the brain? There are ways to activate your natural reflex to promote saliva production. Let's try it!
- Do some mouth yoga: Moving your jaw or swallowing. These actions can activate your saliva production as they remind your body of eating.
- Stimulate your senses: Seeing, smelling, or the thought of food can increase in your saliva production as your body starts preparing for eating.
Just keep in mind: Whatever you do, you can not taste, eat or drink anything 30 minutes before taking the test.