I’m having a metallic (iron taste) taste in the mouth. It started 5years ago, when I got a dental implant done. The implant is located in the upper left area, and that’s the place, where I experience the odd taste. My dentist says the implant is not the cause. How do I get rid of this taste?
The medical term for metallic taste or foul taste or odd taste, in the mouth is Dysgeusia.
Causes of iron taste in mouth
- Copper Toxicity
- Lead Poisoning
- Mercury Poisoning
- Selenium Overdose
- Dental Caries
- Oral infections like Gingivitis or Periodontitis
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Tooth abscess.
- Gastritis or Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease
- Certain medications like – antibiotics and anti-depressants
- Scombrotoxic Fish Poisoning
Home Remedies and Natural Cures for iron taste in mouth
- The primary step towards getting rid of the metallic taste, is maintaining a strict and regular dental hygiene regimen. Brush your teeth twice a day, never give tongue cleaning a miss, and flossing is equally vital. Plaque build-up may contribute to the intensity of the metallic taste. Sprinkle some baking soda, mixed with salt, on to the toothbrush, and clean the teeth with it, once a day. This will eliminate plaque, fight dental infections, and the acidity in the mouth is neutralized by baking soda, leaving a cleaner taste in the mouth.
- Rinse your mouth with a solution of 1 teaspoon of salt and eight ounces of water.
- Another effective mouth-rinse is 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and eight ounces of water.
- Citrus juices (orange juice, lime juice) and foods marinated in vinegar, help reduce the metallic taste by augmenting saliva production, that facilitates washing away of the taste.
- Chewing condiments like cloves, cardamom and cinnamon in very small portions. This will bring temporary relief from metallic taste.