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Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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In brief: Bitter taste from...

Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene.
Your sense of taste can also be impaired or distorted permanently from long-term smoking. Finally, a sudden bitter taste in the mouth can be a sign of an infection or other condition that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation.

In brief: Bitter taste from...

Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene.
Your sense of taste can also be impaired or distorted permanently from long-term smoking. Finally, a sudden bitter taste in the mouth can be a sign of an infection or other condition that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation.
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