A 37-year-old member asked:
Metallic taste in mouth for a month, perfect health! what could it be?
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Endocrinology 58 years experience
876 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Metallic taste: Usually means bleeding. Do you brush gently 2x/day for 2 full minutes each time? Do you floss or Water Pik daily? Do you have professional cleaning every 6 months? If not, may have compromised gum tissue that may be readily treated by your Dentist. Please schedule a check-up.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Metallic taste in mouth toda; what is it?
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Pathology 45 years experience
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.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 47-year-old member asked:
Metallic taste in mouth, what could it be? Not on any drugs
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 39 years experience
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Broad range possible: Certain supplements & medications can give a metallic taste like biaxin, (clarithromycin) lithium, azithromycin, captopril, penicillamine, meds for glaucoma, reflux, & insomnia. Epistaxis, sinus infections or gingivitis with occult bleeding of the gums can give a metallic taste.. Deteriorating metallic fillings, caries & abscesses can as well. Vitamin deficiencies b-12 & zinc, pregnancy & some systemic diseases.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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