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What Causes Bad Breath, Bitter Taste In The Mouth And Dry Mouth?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Dec 2016
Question: WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNINGS I HAVE A VERY BAD BREATH AND MY SILYVA I VERY BLACK WHEN I FIRST SPIT. I HAVE BAD BREATH DURING THE DAY AND CANT GET RID OF IT. ALSO VERY BITTER TASTE AND DRY MOUTH.
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Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You may need to meet a dentist

Detailed Answer:
Hello

There can be two main causes for the bad smell and metallic taste which you are experiencing

The first and most likely cause may be an infection of the teeth or gums. Mouth rinses will be effective only in early infections and therefore you must meet a dentist and get your teeth checked

The second reason may be a sinus infection, which may also cause the black sputum and bad smell. You can start steam inhalation thrice a day and meet an ent doctor for further evaluation

Hope I have answered your query satisfactorily

Take care
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What Causes Bad Breath, Bitter Taste In The Mouth And Dry Mouth?

Brief Answer: You may need to meet a dentist Detailed Answer: Hello There can be two main causes for the bad smell and metallic taste which you are experiencing The first and most likely cause may be an infection of the teeth or gums. Mouth rinses will be effective only in early infections and therefore you must meet a dentist and get your teeth checked The second reason may be a sinus infection, which may also cause the black sputum and bad smell. You can start steam inhalation thrice a day and meet an ent doctor for further evaluation Hope I have answered your query satisfactorily Take care