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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why is it whenever i eat or drink anything sweet i get this really gross soury taste in my mouth. it stays for hours & no matter what i do (brushing, flossing, tongue scraping, mouthwash) i cant get the taste to go away?? having no pain btw?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
This could be caused by acidic byproducts elaborated after digestion of sugars by mouth bacteria. Acid reflux can be another mechanism for the sour taste.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Would suggest evaluation by a Gastroenterologist
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Last updated Aug 21, 2022

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