If you were to describe the actions of your taste buds at this very moment, would you say that they are betraying you? If so, then you’re dealing with a change in the way the flavors of the foods you’re eating (and the drinks, too) are tasting. You may even notice that chewing gum, your toothpaste, and your floss taste different. Even your mouth itself may taste different! There are reasons for this, of course. Consider our Auburn Hills, MI team’s explanations and for further assistance, come on in.
You Might Need To Brush And Floss Better
We know you probably figure it cannot possibly be but sometimes, you’re just not doing enough with your dental hygiene. So, what do brushing and flossing have to do with the way foods taste, you ask? Here’s what could happen: You aren’t keeping your smile very clean. Bacteria are accumulating. They may even start to coat your tongue. As you go to eat foods, you’re tasting not just the foods themselves but also the bacteria in your mouth. Not yummy.
You Might Be Missing The Professional Part Of Your Care
You may feel you cannot currently trust your taste buds because of what we will refer to as an extension of the aforementioned explanation. In short, even though you may be brushing and flossing like a true pro, if you’re not keeping up with the professional part of your dental care, then it’s actually you who is betraying your ability to enjoy flavors! Remember: Home care is essential but without cleanings and checkups, bacteria will accumulate.
You May Need Improved Saliva Flow
What you may not realize is that your mouth is dry. When your mouth is too dry, your taste buds cannot do their thing because you don’t have enough moisture for things to go along smoothly. Remember: Breaking down food with the help of saliva is the first step in digestion. Thanks to the softening of food and special enzymes, food soften and their amazing flavors are released! When you’re lacking saliva, you’re missing this full moment. So, see us if you aren’t sure why you have dry mouth. It could be the result of congestion, certain medication side effects, and even a tendency toward mouth breathing!
It May Be Time For A Checkup!
Tooth decay, infection, and more that go without treatment can throw things off course, too, so see us soon. Restore your oral health, so your oral environment is safe and foods taste good again.
Address Taste Concerns With Our Team
When you feel your taste buds aren’t doing their job, it’s time to come in to talk with our team if you cannot solve the mystery. We can guide you toward better understanding the cause, as we suggest solutions. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.