Iron Taste in Mouth Causes and Home Remedies | Irony Taste Treatment

Question:

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?

Answer:

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
  • Heartburn
  • Jaundice
  • Certain medications like – antibiotics and anti-depressants
  • Pyrosis
  • 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.

2 Comments

  1. ZK said:

    Since 3 years I am not feeling any taste on my tongue. I feel my breath odor is foul. I feel like vomiting sometime. I am very disappointed.

    March 27, 2013
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    • PUP said:

      You have to maintain proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth and clean your tongue regularly. Eat vegetables and fruits in plenty. They are rich source of vitamins. If you are chewing tobacco or smoking cigarette stop it completely. Also avoid too much of tea and coffee and other caffeinated drinks. Eat yogurt and drink butter milk both contain healthy bacteria. Also check with your dentist to rule out dental anomalies.

      March 27, 2013
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