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Taste Disorders

What are Taste Disorders?

Taste Disorders

Proper taste sensation is an important component of overall wellness.

Taste disorders range from reduced taste sensation (hypoguesia) to lack of ability to taste anything (aguesia), and can affect a person’s quality of life.

Taste, along with smell, is a component of the perception of flavor. It stimulates the flow of saliva and production of digestive enzymes that help us process the food we eat. Proper taste sensation is an important component of overall wellness, and one that is easily taken for granted until altered or lost.

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Author: Thomas J. Greany, D.D.S. / Editor: Ken Lambrecht

This page was last updated on March 6, 2018.

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