I’ve done something weird to my tongue. All day the tip of it has felt numb – kind of like after you “test” a 9-volt battery with your tongue, sort of metallic and strange. At the same time, it feels a little like I’ve just used mouthwash… which I think is the culprit here.
I’ve been using Crest Pro-Health Rinse for a few days now, the blue flavor. This is actually my second bottle of it, but I used the green one when I tried it before. It doesn’t have alcohol in it, so it’s better for your gums. I have always equated the “mouth burn” after using Listerine with “clean,” but I have it on good authority that it’s not the best thing for me.
This stuff takes a little getting used to, but I had gotten through a whole bottle of it previously, so I’ve had some experience. But today, for some reason, that right-after-you-use-it feeling never left the tip of my tongue, and it’s affected my sense of taste. Nothing tasted like it should today, and I haven’t enjoyed eating anything. Now, granted, we went to Ryan’s for lunch today, so that’s not a good judge of taste (seriously, it had been close to seven years since I’d been there, and I’m hoping it’s at least seven more before I go back!), but I had dinner at Melissa’s and the only thing I could tell about it was that it was spicy.
I’m no gourmet by any stretch, but I do enjoy the taste of food I like. I’m hoping a night’s sleep will cure me. If it doesn’t, I guess I might as well start eating foods that are good for me, since I won’t be able to tell how much I dislike them.