What May Cause a Bad Taste in the Mouth?

Although brushing and flossing teeth freshens the mouth, other influences can still result in a bad taste remaining. Your dentist can help identify the cause of a continued bad taste in the mouth.

Key takeaways:

  • Medications including some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs can result in a bad taste in the mouth.
  • Alcohol may cause a lingering bad taste as too much alcohol can result in excess bile production.
  • Infections in the mouth resulting from a lack of regular teeth brushing and flossing can lead to a bad taste in the mouth.

“Certain medications can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth. If you’re on several different ones, you may have to consult your doctor about which one it could be!”

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