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Monday
May092011

Tasting Metal in Your Mouth?

A metallic taste in the mouth is a surprisingly common complaint. While there are a variety of causes, the most typical are related to medications and dental issues. If you are experiencing a metallic taste in your mouth, try the following: 

  1. Look at your meds. Discuss any you are taking with your physician to rule out ones that may contribute to the problem at hand.
  2. Get a thorough general checkup to rule out any undiagnosed health problems.
  3. Visit your dentist to address any dental health issues such as gum disease or previous dental work that needs to be repaired.
  4. Practice good oral hygiene - brush and floss your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue.
  5. Increase the amount of water you drink. Keep quality water with you and drink a little more than you think you need.

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Reader Comments (2)

Many commonly used medication such as metronidazole (brand name Metrogyl) and related drugs can cause metallic taste.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHealth Blog

I had this problem until I switched to toothpaste without Sodium Laurel Sulfate. Problem went away overnight! Took many months of web homework to find this out. None of my Drs or DDS suggested this!

May 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKCJerry
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