Why Do Things Taste Different Suddenly?

One day you’re going along on your merry way, enjoying the foods you usually eat without a thought in the world. Then, you suddenly find yourself munching on the same meals and snacks but things just taste … different. Surely, it can’t be the food’s fault, so what’s happening in your mouth to result in this altered experience? The truth is, many factors come into play regarding your ability to taste your foods and drinks. We’re happy to outline the details for you! Remember, a dental care visit with us can reveal the definitive source of your problem.

It May Be Your Sense Of Smell

Nothing is tasting quite like it usually does? Before you blame your taste buds and schedule a dental care visit, ask yourself how your nose is doing. Have you been experiencing allergies? A cold? When your sense of smell is interrupted in some way, it can have a significant effect on your ability to taste. Address problems, so food returns to its usual flavor.

Smoking Cigarettes Contributes To It

When you smoke, you damage your taste buds. It’s as simple as that. To promote an improved ability to savor the flavors of your food, say goodbye to cigarettes.

Consider Medication Side Effects

It may not be your dental care that is affecting your ability to taste the things you like eating. Instead, medication prescribed by your doctor (or that you take over-the-counter) can alter the way foods taste as a side effect (or give your mouth a metallic feel). Speak with your physician to see if changes are possible.

Gum Disease Makes A Difference

Periodontal problems can result in a bad taste in your mouth (and bad breath, too). Unfortunately, this may impact the flavor of foods or drinks that usually taste a particular way (but now taste differently). Treating your oral health problem will help flavors return to normal.

Promote Taste Buds That Work

If you’re dealing with taste buds that have dulled, you may need a dental checkup to get to the bottom of things. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.