Central Nervous System(CNS) Health Issues
Your CNS sends messages to the rest of your body, including messages about taste. A CNS disorder or injury, such as stroke or Bell’s palsy, can distort these messages. This can result in impaired or distorted taste. If this is the case, consult your doctor.
If you experience a distorted taste after eating a certain type of food, you may be allergic to these foods. Metallic taste has been identified as a symptom of some food allergies. If you experience distorted taste after eating a type of food, such as shellfish or tree nuts, you may have a food allergy. Speak with your doctor if you believe you have a food allergy.
How Can You Prevent the Bad Taste in Your Mouth?
For the most part, there is little you can do to prevent that metallic taste in your mouth. It doesn’t mean that you should lose your appetite and stop eating out with your friends. We can help you improve your taste and lessen your suffering. Just follow the advice and try the remedies described below.
Take Care of Your Oral Health And Hygiene
First of all, you should make sure to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day, clean your teeth after each meal, floss and rinse your mouth with a mouthwash, make sure to brush your tongue area and remember to visit your dentist at least once a year.
Rinse Your Mouth
You don’t need to worry thinking about mouth rinses. We are not asking you to use the mint solution 10 times a day to rinse your mouth. Actually, we provide you with tasty solutions to your problem.
Just rinse your mouth with fruit juice, wine, tea, ginger ale, club soda or salted water before eating to help you reduce the metallic taste in your mouth. As you can see, you can kill the proverbial birds with two stones, improve your sense of taste and take a pleasure in doing it.
Furthermore, remember to drink lots of water, chew sugar-free gum, suck on sugar-free candies and try not to smoke in order to stay hydrated and produce enough saliva.
Take Care Of The Way You Eat
Remember to limit any metal intake, avoid taking any vitamins that contain metals and stop using metallic cookware or utensils, use plastic ones instead. You should also remember to eat well to prevent any reflux or indigestion, so stay away from junk and processed foods, as well as food that’s fried and spicy.
Home Remedies To Help You Get Rid of the Metallic Taste in Mouth
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
To limit the bad taste in your mouth just start using apple cider vinegar in salad dressings or add 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it twice a day. Apple cider vinegar is a natural, nutrient-rich solution that balances the pH in the mouth. It helps alkalize as well as neutralize the acidic environment in the mouth, it stimulates salivation and so it offers relief from the metallic taste.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a natural compound that also helps to regulate pH and neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth. Consuming baking soda is very beneficial, not only does it get rid of a metallic taste in your mouth, but also helps to eliminate plaque and harmful bacteria in the mouth.
To start enjoying all of its benefits right away, mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and use it as a mouth rinse once a day or sprinkle a little baking soda on your toothbrush when you brush your teeth twice daily for a few days to reduce the acidity in your mouth.
3. Salt Water
Have you ever tried a salt water rinse? I hope so, because salt is composed of sodium chloride, which restricts bacterial growth in the mouth and it helps to neutralize the acids. To say goodbye to that metallic taste, add 1 teaspoon of table salt to 1 cup of lukewarm water, stir thoroughly until the salt dissolves completely and use this solution to rinse your mouth 2 or 3 times a day, especially before going to bed.
4. Green Tea
We all know the many benefits of drinking green tea which is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, including improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and so on. In fact, the presence of catechins in green tea can combat the bitter taste in your mouth, so go ahead and add green tea to your diet.
Start by putting 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves in a cup of hot water, cover it and steep for 10 minutes. Then strain it and add a little honey for a sweeter taste. For best results, drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea a day while the tea is still warm.