taste disturbance

TASTE DISTURBANCE ; 10 steps towards control

      Treat any identifiable cause (this may need antimicrobials)

      Avoid foods such as onions, garlic, spices and durian

      Avoid habits such as;

 

    alcohol

    tobacco

 

      Take regular meals

      Eat a good breakfast including fresh fruit regularly: an enzyme in
pineapple helps

      Brush your teeth after eating

      Keep oral hygiene regular and good

Prophylaxis

Toothbrushing

Flossing

•     Brush your tongue before going to bed: use a tongue scraper if that

helps

•     Keep your mouth as moist as possible by using

  sugar-free chewing gums (e.g. Orbit, EnDeKay)

  diabetic sweets

If you have dentures, leave them out at night and in hypochlorite (e.g. Dentura!) or chlorhexidine.

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