What Causes Saliva To Taste Salty?

Afternoon. My name is Triyana, I’m 21 years old. These days my saliva tastes salty. What causes salty saliva? Is it dangerous or not? Please answer. R nThank you

1 Answer:

Hello Triyana,


Under normal conditions saliva shouldn't taste salty, bitter, sweet, or sour. A change in the taste of saliva can be affected by the following conditions:

Dysgeusia
Dehydration
Certain drug side effects
Excessive tears that flow through the ducts in the inside of the nose then flow down the back of the esophagus
Sinusitis
Saliva mixed with phlegm, for example when you have a cough and cold, so it feels salty
Acid reflux: usually what it tastes is sour and bitter, but in some cases it can taste salty
Disorders of teeth and gums and the use of denture glue
Sjogren's syndrome

For the time being you can try to do the following tips:

Drink lots of water 2-3 liters / day so that the body is not dehydrated
Keep your teeth and mouth clean with a toothbrush twice a day in the morning and before bed and rinse your mouth after eating
Reduce consumption of salty foods
Get enough rest

If the complaint of salty saliva does not improve within 3 days, I suggest that you check with your doctor or dentist directly so that you can do an examination to confirm the cause so that you can be given more optimal treatment.


The following articles are related to the topic of your question:


Five conditions that interfere with the salivary glands


Thank you and hope it helps,


dr. Devika Y

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