I brush my teeth twice a day, but haven’t been to the dentist in a few years. Can you tell me why lately I’ve had a metallic taste in my mouth?
My first instinct is to say that you have periodontal disease. Though this is not the only cause of a metallic taste in your mouth. The reason that comes to my mind first is you mentioned not having been to the dentist in several years. There is some plaque build-up that only a good professional cleaning can get off.
Over time plaque and tarter left on our teeth will cause us to lose bone and cause your gums to swell and bleed. The longer periodontal disease is left untreated, the more a patient will have a metallic taste in their mouth.
There are other medical causes for a metallic taste. However, I recommend you at least eliminate gum disease first as it is easily treated.
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