Bitter tastes in mouth are unpleasant taste sensations ranging from metallic to salty or bitter. They are described as foul or rancid. It may be caused by alcohol or tobacco consumption, food, indigestion, poor dental hygiene or by the bacteria causing bad breath.
HOW IS BITTER TASTE IN THE MOUTH DIAGNOSED?
There are many possible causes for metallic, bitter or sour tastes in your mouth including particular medications, allergies, vitamin deficiencies and diseases like diabetes and hyperparathyroidism. However, it's quite possible that the metallic taste in your mouth is caused by the same bacteria that cause bad breath.
HOW IS BITTER TASTE IN THE MOUTH TREATED?
The treatment for bitter taste in mouth which is suggested by the dentist is: • Gargling with water and mouthwash • Brush teeth twice a day on the roof and gums using a good toothpaste • Drink liquids, chew sugar-free gum or mints, or suck on sour candies. • Use plastic utensils if you have a bitter or metallic taste when eating.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nausea or dry mouth can also lead to a bad taste in the mouth.