People often experience bad taste due to the flu and medication. However, studies reveal that oral bad taste could be a sign of more serious illnesses. Here’s more.

Main points:

– Different forms of bad taste are salty, metallic, bitter or sickly sweet.

– Smoking, alcohol, sugary/acidic foods all cause bad taste.

– Hormonal changes, Hepatitis B, chemo, acid reflux disease, and dry mouth also cause bad taste.

– Treat bad taste at home by avoiding alcohol and tobacco, brushing your teeth daily, and rinsing with mouthwash.

Please, consult your doctor and see the dentist for assessment.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.