10 Common Bitter Taste in Mouth Causes

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Dental Problems

Cavities, infections and diseases, such as gingivitis, may cause a bitter taste in the mouth. Other contributing factors may include trapped food and bacterial growth resulting from bad dental hygiene. Abscesses and emerging wisdom teeth may also cause a bitter taste.

Daily brushing and flossing may help prevent an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Regular checkups at the dentist and the use of an antibacterial mouthwash may also help prevent a bitter taste from developing.

Bitter Taste in Mouth

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