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Have bad taste in mouth, tongue after brushing, flossing. Did physical, blood, ENT tests, endoscopy normal

I have this constant bad taste in my mouth and on my tongue. No matter how many times I brush and floss my teeth it never goes away and causes bad breath. I've been to my regular doctor and had a complete physical with blood work eveything came back normal, she said it could be acid reflux and put me on a prescription which did nothing she then sent me to an ENT Specialist all tests came back normal she then sent me to a Gastroenterologist in which i had an endoscopy done and that test came back normal as well. The foul taste and odor in my mouth is getting worse. I'm at a loss of what to do.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Respiratory problems, bacterial infections, gum, dental and other oral problems, as well as certain types of diseases, drugs and medications are the most common causes for a bitter taste in the mouth. If the bitter taste persists throughout the day, it could also mean that you might have a liver problem.
Therefore a proper prognosis and treatment in such cases is vital to avoid affecting your day to day activities.
If the bad taste in your mouth that is accompanied by other symptoms such as sore teeth, sores in the mouth, ulcers, stomach problems or any other growths in the mouth you should see a physician to ensure that there is no more serious causes to the bad taste you are experiencing.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
First of all i would like to tell you the following may cay cause the bad breath-
1.Medication like-antidepressant,diuretics,aspirin etc.......
2.alcohol.
3.poor oral hygiene.
4.respiratory tract infection.
5.high protein rich diet and dairy products.
6.mouth breathing.
7.gastroesophageal- reflux disease.
8.dental caries(may retain the food partical)

So i will suggest you go to a dentist and get the examination done (including x-rays).
and after finding the cause take a proper treatment accordingly.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
Hello Dear
As per information provided by you it seems the origin of bad breath is somewhere in your mouth or your stomach.Just visit your dentist and get complete cleaning of teeth and surrounding gums.In the mean while start doing water therapy i.e fill water in your mouth and move it side by side , repeat it ten times for 5 minutes.Switch to fruit and vegetable dite for one day.This is basically detoxification of your gut.Ihope this will help you to get rid of bad breath.
Best
Dr. Amit K. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Halitosis can be due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, use of certain medications, ageing, chronic use of tobbacco, fasting or starvation, periodontal infection, tongue coating, mouth breathing habit, xerostomia, oral pathological conditions, GIT disturbances, hormonal changes, nasal infections.

I would suggest you to get complete clinical examination done by a Physician and a Dentist.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, brush teeth twice daily.

Take a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Halitosis can be due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, use of certain medications, ageing, chronic use of tobbacco, fasting or starvation, periodontal infection, tongue coating, mouth breathing habit, xerostomia, oral pathological conditions, GIT disturbances, hormonal changes, nasal infections.

I would suggest you to get complete clinical examination done by a Physician and a Dentist.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, brush teeth twice daily.

Take a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Also get a blood examination done to look that you are diabetic or not.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hello,
The problem of yours seems to be of gastric acidity. Gastric acidity results in reflux of acids from stomach into the oral cavity. This results in a bitter taste. A good treatment for it is ayurvedic treatment which resolves the acidity problem to a great extent.

Other causes of bad breath are,
1. Respiratory infections
2. Liver and Renal disorders
3. Sinusitis
4. Dental decay
5. Smoking
6. Bad oral hygiene
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there,


Bad or fowl mouth odor is caused by number of reasons such as;

Poor oral hygiene , improper brushing techniques which lead to accumulation of food debris and bacterial plaque and calculus deposits deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth .
bacterial plaque and calculus on the teeth gives fowl odor.

Gingivitis and periodontitis is another condition which leads to fowl mouth odor.

Ulceration when infected with bacterial or viral invasion may lead to fowl smell.

alcohol consumption also promotes plaque deposition and gives fowl odor.

as you have mentioned stomach reflux , GERD and other gastric problems may also lead to acidic mouth odor , you need to consult a physician to get the problem confirmed.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The foul taste and bad odour in mouth may be due to-
Poor oral hygiene maintenance resulting in plaque accumulation.
pericoronitis due to impacted wisdom tooth.
Decayed teeth resulting in bacterial accumulation.
I would suggest you to get your teeth cleaned.
Decayed teeth has to be restored.
Get your wisdom teeth extracted/operculectomy done based on the position of tooth.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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