Salty Taste in Mouth Cancer

Salty Taste in Mouth Cancer

2018-08-30 0 By Karen Smith

People have reported annoying experiences with a constant salty taste in mouth cancer regardless of how often they brush their teeth or how many mints they have eaten.


The reason for this issue could be caused by different reasons but your body may be reacting to being dehydrated.  Your saliva may have changed due to the number of liquids you are consuming.

Fluid Intake

It is well known that our bodies consist mostly of water and need to be fully hydrated for better health.

Many sources recommend that drinking several glasses of water every day is essential to health and wellness.

If you are not enough drinking water, dehydration might be one root cause that has changed the composition of your saliva with the side effect being a constant taste of salt.

Water is the best fluid to hydrate the body. Since caffeine is a diuretic, it could be increasing the excretion of water from your body.

If you drink vast amounts of caffeinated coffee, tea and or soda, your body may not be retaining enough of the fluids you are consuming.

There are several studies that have been done to solidify caffeine as a cause of dehydration, but more information and study is needed.

Consuming alcohol may even be more of an issue in the context of fluid retention.

Alcohol in any capacity increases water loss by suppressing the hormones that work to absorb salt and water into the body.

When the natural cycle is interrupted, dehydration becomes more prevalent in the system. In addition, water lost through alcohol consumption can also accelerate the loss of other minerals that can contribute to the natural balancing of fluids in the body.

So, if you believe that you are not retaining enough fluids and that your body is reacting by changing your saliva, what is the next step?

Beginning a daily hydration routine may be the best course of action to see if you can resolve the issue of everything you eat taste salty.

It is low cost, and relatively easy to do.

Take inventory of the amount of coffee and soda you drink throughout the day. Begin to replace your caffeinated drinks with decaffeinated substitutes.

Water is also easy to supplement through  the day and is less expensive for your wallet.

After a week or two, try to determine if you continue to have issues with everything you eat if it still tastes salty.

If you believe this has not resolved your issue, you may want to consult a doctor for other reasons that may be causing the symptom.

Infections, medications and other factors could be the reason you have a constant taste of salt in your mouth.


In summary, dehydration may be one reason causing you to experience a consistent salty taste in mouth cancer throughout the day.

Although caffeinated drinks could be the reason you are dehydrated, alcohol is even more detrimental to the natural absorption of fluids.

For better health and wellness there is no substitute for keeping your body hydrated than plain old water.