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Salted-feeling on lips, using the denture adhesive. Any suggestions ?

At first I thought that the funny , salted-feeling(not really using salt at all) on the lips was due to the zinc in the denture adhesive I was using until I quit using it and have not used it for the past two weeks - the funny feeling you have any suggestions? I am 64, good health, except for a bit more stress lately due to personal circumstances; no diet changes - but I don t rule out new allergies to foods...
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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I am Dr. Mukesh Asrani, an Oral Medicine Specialist, and would like to help you regarding your problem. The most common cause of salty taste at this age could be dehydration as this makes the saliva salty. Other causes include diabetes as it can alter the taste sensation, some components of toothpaste and mouthwash, gum diseases, cough, Gastro oesophegal refulx disease and many medications which alter the taste.
I would advise you to take plenty of water, lime juice and chew sugar free gums. Also get your diabetes checked. If you have changed your tooth paste or mouthwash, go back to previous one and also rule out other causes.
Some stress related diseases like Burning mouth syndrome can also lead to altered taste. If you don't get releif by the above mentioned advise, you should consult your Oral Physician, he will help you regarding this condition.

Wish you a good health. Take care.


Dr. Mukesh Asrani
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,
how long have you been using the denture?are you aware of the material used for your denture fabrication?
please avoid tht denture adhesive if not necessary as it can irritate gums and lips.
salted feeling can also be due to dry mouth or xerostomia caused by the denture.
it can be treated by eliminating emotional problems and by promoting salivary stimulation by using sugar-free chewing gum.salivary substitutes can also be given.the relief that can be given to many sufferers is limited..patience and consideration towards elderly is as important as clinical intervention .
regular review to monitor condition of gum and mucosa is also important.
you can also try to change your denture.
take care.

Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
dentures usually dont cause any salty may be
because the denture you using is made up
of some inferior quality or it may also because
of umproper hygiene of denture.i would advice you
to clean your denture after every meal using denture
cleasing solution.avoid wearing it at night.put it off
and keep it fresh morning clean it properly
and then wear .
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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