What Does a Salty Taste in the Mouth Symptom Indicate?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 8:33:58 PM ET

A salty taste in the mouth indicates a condition called dysgeusia that has a myriad of causes, such as sinus infections, the flu, colds, gingivitis and dental abscesses, explains Simple Steps to Better Dental Health. Other causes of the condition include smoking, periodontal disease, yeast infections, migraines and nutritional deficiencies.