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why do i get abitter taste on my tongue in am?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Bitter taste: There are many possibilities. Perhaps you are having a post nasal drip that accumulates during the night on your tongue. You may be having acid reflux that brings up small amounts of stomach content to throat and tongue. May be toothpaste, dental work, smoking, medications, drugs . If this continues without finding the cause then consult your physician.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
It depends: I suppose this may be related to your diet or to the medications you may be taking. I would consult with your dentist.

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