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suetemi
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salty teeth

Postby suetemi » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:59 pm

This is going to sound strange, but some of my teeth taste very salty and I was wondering if I'm going crazy or if this is something that someone else might have experienced or heard about. Strangely, it's only certain teeth. When I touch one of my back lower molars with my tongue or press it against one of the upper incisor, it literally tastes like I'm pressing my tongue against a chunk of rock salt. It's possible that it might be related to a sinus problem I had earlier, which started around a month after getting braces, but then again maybe not. When I asked my ortho about this, he looked at me like I was off my rocker. I'm hoping it's not a sign of something serious and that I can just ignore it , but it's just a very strange conundrum so I had to ask.

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Postby jaswi » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:10 pm

Maybe theres a bit of inflammation around the gumline on those teeth, causes it to maybe bleed a little bit and give you the salty taste?

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Postby suetemi » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:44 pm

A good theory, but I had a check-up by a dentist recently who said my gums were in top shape, better than many others he sees in braces.

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I have had a taste like that

Postby lindesd » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:46 am

I have a salty taste too, especially right after I rinse with mouthwash and brush. I just associated it to the taste of the metal, but it is definately a salty taste.

I don't think it is anything serious, and I have been getting good check-ups from the ortho and dentist.

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Postby lueyfufu » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:23 am

Maybe your toothpaste or mouthwash is reacting with the metal of your braces? I know anything with hydrogen peroxide reacts with the metal in my expander and causes a weird salty/twangy sort of taste.
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Postby Lisa65 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:51 am

If I eat boiled eggs, I get an awful metallic taste off my wires. It must be the sulphur in the eggs, I think (the stuff that makes boiled eggs smell like farts)

I also get a salty taste sometimes and I don't know why. Just once in a while it feels like everything I eat or drink is pickled in brine. Water removes the salt taste but it soon comes back, and then after a few days, it goes away again.

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Postby catfish » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:15 pm

I've tasted salt from my teeth before too. It didn't last for very long (a few days), and it doesn't happen very often. It seems to strike my crowns. I haven't experienced it with my intact teeth. I have no idea what it is. It doesn't correlate with any particular foods, dental care products, or dental procedures.
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Postby HeidiLinette » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:26 pm

Reading this makes my mouth taste salty lol..

No.. but whenever I use Peroxyl the aftertaste is absolutely disgusting.. it tastes fine at first until I'm finished using it.. then it tastes like phlegm/snot... *pukes*
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Postby MamaRoo » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:22 pm

I noticed the same thing when I started using a new brand of toothpaste... I also notice it when I drink certain alcoholic beverages.... the most noticeable one is Petrone Tequila...

No matter how much I brushed my teeth I still had that taste in my mouth for a few days... needless to say... I don't drink it anymore...
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Postby purpleteeth » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:06 am

I get a salty taste in my mouth sometimes too, but I have bad acid reflux. I usually attribute it to that... and or irritation causing some bleeding now and then. I know my lips bleed a lot!
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