Treating a Bad Taste in Your Mouth

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Topic Overview

Everyone gets a bad taste in the mouth from time to time. Try the following simple home treatment measures to improve the taste in your mouth:

  • Gargle with water.
  • Using toothpaste, brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums at least two times a day.
  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
  • 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.

Related Information


ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD

Current as ofApril 15, 2015