You know what certain foods are supposed to taste like. As a result, when you eat or drink, you have certain expectations. Granted, you probably don’t spend a lot of time focusing on anticipating their exact taste until they don’t measure up. When something lacks flavor, the flavor is suddenly different, or you can’t quite taste it like you usually can, it leads to some confusion and frustration! Let your Corona dentist offer explanations for what may be going on depending on your unique experience. As always, a visit may be helpful.

“I Can Barely Taste Anything!”

If you feel like you can’t really taste much of anything, you may be very congested, says your Corona dentist. Patients often forget that a key player in your ability to taste is not just your taste buds. It’s your nose! You need your sense of smell or you’re not going to be enjoying your food. Dealing with congestion or sinus concerns? Treat them!

“This Weird Taste In My Mouth Is A Problem”

You can end up with a weird taste in your mouth as a result of different issues. Then, since you already have this weird flavor, it affects everything you eat and drink. Why might this be? Your Corona dentist explains that a funny or bad taste may come from certain medication side effects, from an oral health problem like tooth decay or infection, from pregnancy, and more! See us for further answers.

“Things Just Taste Different.”

When foods taste a little bit different but you haven’t completely lost your sense of taste nor are you dealing with a lingering taste, you might be short on saliva. Drink some water. Figure out whether a bit of congestion is leading to mouth breathing. This just might be your answer!

Taste Foods Again With Our Help

Remember that getting your taste buds back to their usual function is often easy to do when you talk with us about what’s going on. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.