Taste Changes





The palate is one of the five human senses: taste, sight, hearing, touch and smell. These are the five senses that allows communication between human beings and the external environment, where incoming messages keep the person oriented, interested and satisfied. For various reasons responsáveios organs for these senses lose the quality of its functions.

The dysfunction of taste perception is one of the most significant losses. Anomalies of the palate can affect the health not only by direct effects on intake of liquids or solids, but also due to a deprivation of life's great pleasures.

Main reasons for the change of taste

Medicines
A major cause of the change of taste is the constant presence of chemicals in the oral cavity. Recent studies suggest a list of over 200 drugs that can report some kind of alteration of taste. Besides the immediate change, the constant ingestion of drugs can lead to exhaustion or fatigue perception by the constant stimulation of taste buds.

Oral Hygiene
The physical presence of fragments and remnants of food on the taste buds may hinder the stimulation of the taste perception. Poor oral hygiene is one of the most important cause of the change of taste.

Salivary flow
Medicines and medical treatment may also be taste-causing changes to the extent that alter the flow of saliva. The presence of antidepressant drugs, antihypertensives, anti-cancer therapies such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as autoimmune diseases (eg Sjögren's syndrome) makes the salivary glands secretory unable to function satisfactorily with the immediate consequences on taste perception.

Age
Until 20 years of age, have an approximate number of 245 taste buds per papilla. Until the beginning of old age, this average decays relatively insignificant in proportion to 208 buttons. However, on the edge of adulthood - 70-85 years - the average drops dramatically to about 88 buttons per papilla.

Dental Problems
A series of problems such as rampant caries, candidiasis, mucosal friability, dysphagia, among others periodontias including, eventually also alter the sensitivity of the gustatory system.

There is no standard treatment for taste dysfunction, as in the same manner as halitosis, it is usually a single cause. In clinical Halito Group analyzed and worked on the issue of taste sensitivity and its amendments, especially the close relationship between abnormal taste, saliva and halitosis.

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