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A 40-year-old member asked:

will brushing my teeth more often help to get rid of the metallic taste in my mouth?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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It might: It might. Try it and see if it helps.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe-it all depends: It all depends on where the taste is coming from. Bad taste, called dysgeusia, could occur from medications like Flagyl or clarithromycin, or from gum disease. Bacterial deposits could also create a bad taste, so a visit to the dentist is required to identify the cause. Make sure you are drinking enough water, too.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Possible: Dysgeusia ) is the scientific term for a metallic taste in the mouth. This problem has several possible causes. Medications, medical or dental conditions, as well as environmental factors can be the culprit. Determining the cause, when possible, is helpful in eliminating or treating the problem. I would contact your health care provider if this has been happening for a while.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
May or may not: Metallic taste can be from chemical imbalance, a number of conditions/diseases, but most often gum disease. If your gums bleed you will notice a coppery taste. Start with a check-up and professional cleaning at your Dentist's office. Review oral hygiene with Dentist. MUST brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, soft t'brush. Must floss/WaterPik daily to clean where a t'brush can't.

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