Sour taste in the mouth
Causes of Mouth Sourness
- Invariably, anaerobic bacteria produce a sulfur smelling sour taste and bad breath, that you may face in the morning. These bacteria multiply on the back of the tongue, so it’s likely that you can taste the sourness. Saliva breaks down the bad breath bacteria during the day, but, at night the saliva production is largely diminished and this allows the bacteria to grow unchecked, accumulating on the back of the tongue.
- Posterior nasal drip is another cause for sour taste.
- Acidity due to a reflux of the stomach contents causes extreme sourness
Getting rid of the sour taste
- Ensuring good oral hygiene is the chief way of eliminating the sour taste. Brush your teeth twice a day and make sure you scrape the tongue as well.
- Increase your daily intake of vitamin C, i.e., step up the consumption of citric fruits, capsicum, tomatoes, mangoes, etc. this will improve oral health and boost the immune system.
- Eat 5 fresh leaves of the holy basil daily. Basil freshens the mouth and drives away bad tastes.
- Every morning use a fenugreek tea gargle to rinse the mouth. The tea is a decoction of fenugreek seeds in boiling water. Fenugreek is an exceptional anti-bacterial.