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How To Handle Bad or Metallic Taste In The Mouth

Bad taste in the mouth is normal. However, consult a dentist to rule out any underlying issues. Whether your bad taste is metallic, salty or sickly sweet, here are possible causes and prevention methods.


– While common causes are bad diet, bad habits, dental decay, the flu and medication, other serious triggers include Hepatitis B, cancer, GERD, pregnancy and menopause.

– Quit smoking, cut alcohol, keep your teeth clean, avoid sugary and acidic foods/drinks.

– Visit the dentist or doctor to understand more about bad taste.

If the cause is medication, consult on changing the prescription.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.