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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i brush my teeth

Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i  brush my teeth

There : There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following: diet - when a person does not brush or floss their teeth thoroughly, food particles may remain in the mouth. These particles may rot and cause foul odors. In addition, food particles over time can promote the growth of bacteria, which can also cause foul odors. The bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Foods with strong odors also affect the air a person exhales. Foods commonly known to contribute to bad breath include onions and garlic, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing noticeable odors when exhaled. These foods may also cause gastrointestinal upset and belching, which can contribute to bad breath. In addition, certain supplements such as fish oil capsules can contribute to bad breath. Low carbohydrate diets may also cause what is known as 'ketone breath.' so-called 'low carb' diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy are ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odor on the breath when exhaled. Dry mouth bad breath can also be caused by decreased flow of saliva, which is a vital part of the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Also called xerostomia, dry mouth may be caused by medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems. Tobacco products - in addition to causing bad breath, smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can stain teeth, irritate gum tissue, and exacerbate tooth decay. Certain medical disorders may cause bad breath, for example: gum or periodontal infection, throat infection (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis and/or post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, acid relux, certain liver or kidney disease, sjogren's syndrome (causes xerostomia), and lactose intolerance. Dentures or dental appliances, such as braces, can contribute to bad breath. Most often it is due to food particles that are not properly cleansed from the appliances. Loose-fitting dentures can contribute to sores and localized infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath. Finally, morning breath is the appearance of bad breath in the morning that results from an overnight accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Some people breathe through their mouth at night, which can cause dry mouth and worsen morning breath. ...Read more

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I get a bad taste in my mouth and bad wind and stomach pains?

I get a bad taste in my mouth and  bad wind and stomach pains?

GI symptoms: Gastrointestinal problems have many causes, too many to list here. Please see your General Physician. Take a written list of all your symptoms with you. Also make a written list of everything that you eat and drink. Problem could be from something as simple as a change in diet, a systemic disease, infection, neoplasm, and so many other possibilities. Go get examined. ...Read more

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Dry mouth in the morning. Horrible taste in throat. Like feeling sick in my throat not stomach. When it happens its a really sour taste. Please help?

Dry mouth in the morning. Horrible taste in throat. Like feeling sick in my throat not stomach. When it happens its a really sour taste. Please help?

Mouth breathing ?: Acid reflux? Oral hygiene? Dental issues? Diet? So many possibilities for your problem. A full medical history and dental examination would go a long way in isolating the cause(s). Please see your dentist and physician for consultations. ...Read more

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When I do the swallowing reflex i taste a bad smelly taste in my throat?

When I do the swallowing reflex i taste a bad smelly taste in my throat?

Possibly tonsils: You could have crud in your tonsils that smells and tastes bad. Try gargling with listerine a couple of times a day. If it continues see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Why would have a constant bad taste in my mouth?

Why would   have a constant bad taste in my mouth?

Bad taste, bad smell: Certainly bad smell and bad taste means that something is going on.... In many cases this may be an indication of gum desease, bad taste may be an indication of hormonal changes also. ...Read more

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I have the worst metallic taste in my mouth. What is it?

I have the worst metallic taste in my mouth. What is it?

Dysgeusia : is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy and will be solved soon. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a metallic taste in my mouth. My tongue hurt too. Did i get fluoride inside my tongue?

See your PCP: The change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems, medications and treatments or simple seasonal flu. See your PCP if concerned. ...Read more

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I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

Reflux: When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education ...Read more

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I have a bad metallic taste in my mouth especially in the morning when i wake up. Very bad breathe?

Possibly: Bad breath may have its origins in your GI system, most commonly it is a symptom of just not brushing your tongue. Certain medications and vitamins, and rarely pathologies are related to metallic taste. First brush your tongue each day, and if not improved, consult with your pcp to differentially diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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I always have bad taste in my mouth and bad breath. Is this infection, or dry socket?

I always have bad taste in my mouth and bad breath. Is this infection, or dry socket?

Recent tooth out?: If you had a recent tooth extracted it could be a dry socket. Otherwise this suggests gum disease. See your dentist or a periodontist. ...Read more

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Why does my mouth taste bitter?

Why does my mouth taste bitter?

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What can cause a bad taste in my mouth and why is it making my throat sore?

What can cause a bad taste in my mouth and why is it making my throat sore?

Acid Reflux ?: Just a guess. See your dentist and physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Weird taste in my mouth like metal?

Weird taste in my mouth like metal?

Many causes: Metallic taste can be the signs of reflux, vitamin deficiency or a yeast infection and should be evaluated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What causes metallic taste in my mouth?

Most often: Most often a side effect of many medications. It is not a serious condition and is quite common. If it persists beyond a few weeks, consult with your physician or dentist. Make sure you are maintaining good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

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Ache: Two things come to mind: 1) you might have an infection in your gums or teeth which is causing the bad taste and aches. You need to see your dentist or 2) do you have a stomach acid issue or ulcer. I would see your physician for this. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have bad breath, when i swallow, i taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

I have bad breath, when i swallow, i taste blood, and mucus, which leaves a gross taste and smell in my mouth.

Post nasal drainage?: These symptoms of tasting blood and mucus when swallowing and bad breath can be caused by a viral infection of the throat (pharyngitis). They can also be caused by post-nasal drainage (PND). PND can be caused by allergies or an infection. Try OTC allergy meds like a steroid nose spray and an oral antihistamine. If not helping, see doc. ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Drug side effects: A metallic taste can be a side effect of drugs or medications. I suggest he see his family doctor to explore this possibility. A comprehensive dental exam would also be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have a weird taste in my mouth. What antibiotics give a weird taste in the mouth?

I have a weird taste in my mouth. What antibiotics give a weird taste in the mouth?

Dysguesia: That's the technical term- "weird", "off", "metallic", other descriptors have been used. Most likely, the offending antibiotic is Flagyl (generic: metronidazole)- this is the leading reason for people to become non-compliant with this antibiotic. Other antibiotics have also this side effect (certain quinolones) but not to the degree seen with metronidazole. ...Read more

Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more