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metallic taste in mouth toda; what is it?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
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Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Several: A metallic taste in the mouth is a common complaint and can be due to a variety of causes - from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In the absence of other symptoms, it is unlikely that a metallic taste in your mouth indicates serious disease. But if you haven't had a thorough general checkup recently, i would suggest seeing your doctor to rule out any undiagnosed health problems.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
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