A metallic taste in the mouth is a surprisingly common complaint. While there is a variety of potential causes, the most typical are related to medications and dental issues. If you are experiencing a metallic taste in your mouth, try the following:
- Review your meds. Discuss any you are taking with your physician to rule out ones that may contribute to the problem at hand.
- Get a thorough general checkup to rule out any undiagnosed health problems.
- Visit your dentist to address any dental health issues such as gum disease or previous dental work that needs to be repaired.
- Practice good oral hygiene – brush and floss your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue.
- Increase the amount of water you drink. Keep quality water with you and drink a little more than you think you need.
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