A male patient with a history of sticky parotid saliva was referred by some German colleagues because they could not provide an explanation for his complaints. The patient was complaining about the presence of a sticky layer on the buccal pouch that he persistently attributed to too sticky parotid saliva. We performed some explanatory saliva tests (collection of unstimulated, chewing stimulated and citric acid stimulated whole and glandular saliva, salivary viscosity measurements), which showed that not the stickiness of parotid saliva was increased (it was a clear, water- like solution), but that there was an increased stickiness of submandibular and/or sublingual saliva (high viscoelasticity, high Spinbahrkeit). The stickiness of the oral fluid could to some extent be reduced by the use of Vitamin C to reduce the viscoelasticity and /or the use of chewing gum to increase the contribution of the parotid glands. The most relieving factor to the patient was the explanation and understanding of his complaints, however.