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metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

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Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 16, 2016
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Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Also a candida infection can cause a metallic taste.
Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Jeff Malyon
36 years experience Dentistry
New filling?: Diet is the most common cause of a metallic taste.
Answered on May 29, 2018

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