Life without taste buds? – Not Fun!
Taste problems from dental or oral causes can be frustrating. Could gum disease cause taste and odor problems? Gum disease creates an active infection in the mouth and can alter the taste of your food and the odors produced by your mouth. If you have experienced a desensitized palate or have noticed a metallic taste in the mouth, periodontal disease may be one of the root cause. This is also true of noticeably bad breath. The solution for odor may be the treatment of periodontal disease, because the bacteria that cause gum disease create active infection, produce a sulfur-like smell, and deepen the periodontal pockets, allowing food to become trapped between the teeth and gums.