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How many times do you swallow in 1 day?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by jay47, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. jay47

    jay47 Think Positively!
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    Okay, this is a silly question, but I cannot find the answer anywhere. A friend and I were arguing about it and we couldn't agree.

    Yes, there is a source on Wikianswers that says "2000 times per day", but they site no source, and I can't trust it "just because".

    Do any dentists out there have a book/resource/personal experience that they know this from?
     
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  3. I am so disappointed in you Jay for not knowing this!
     
  4. Doc Smile

    Doc Smile senior member
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    Wikipedia is the most reliable source I have ever come across. I use it daily in my dental studies.

    Maybe this article will contain the information you seek:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6723485

    or in cows:
    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=E8A3CE154B24409D33E6EDF4112F0FA5.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=7365660

    I think I just hit the jackpot with this baby:
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0003996995000049

    I bookmarked that last one and will look at the article when I am logged onto the campus network and maybe it will say the averages per day

    From the abstracts, it seems that swallowing rate is dependent on salivary flow rate.

    I want everyone to take note of my research skillz. That is IUSD PBL skills at work.
     
  5. jay47

    jay47 Think Positively!
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    Wow, never mind guys. I found the answer randomly at the very bottom on one of my review slides. I'll have to go with what this says on the test; I trust they got it from a reputable source.

    "The adult swallows almost 600 times per day"

    Thanks Doc smile for the searches; I couldn't find anything when I was searching earlier myself, but your help is appreciated.
     

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