Dear Dr. Ellie:
I have started using the Closys mouth rinse and it causes my taste buds to change after doing my routine I have a bitter/metallic taste in my mouth which causes what I eat or drink later to not taste right. This lasts all day. Have any others experienced this with CloSYS? I heard that this was a side effect and happens in about 5% of those using the product. Can you give me more information as I really want to use the rinse but can’t stand the after effects.
I do not believe that your metallic taste has anything to do with the Closys.
I think that using the system I recommend will soon take care of your problem.
Make sure to use the rinses in the order I suggest not as described on the packages! I only suggest regular Crest toothpaste no baking soda or whitening just the old regular paste CREST.
I think you also need to make sure that you have at least one teaspoon of xylitol(6.5 grams) each day in some form. This would be about 13 Zellies mints or you can mix and match the mints with other forms of xylitol. Each piece of gum is approximately one gram. You have to do a little math and you can also use granular xylitol in the program. I think you will find your taste returning after a few months as you use xylitol each day.
Do make sure your toothbrush is stored dry and that you rinse it every day in a little Listerine wash the Listerine off it under the tap and dry your brush out COMPLETELY. I have a feeling this change in taste buds may be a kind of mold that has somehow grown on your toothbrush and is in your mouth. Xylitol will get rid of this quickly from your mouth. The process takes a couple of months usually.
Please send me an update in November and let me know if my suggestions have worked!
I am interested to learn more about this because I have heard a similar stories.
You may want to change the location in your home where you clean your teeth in the kitchen and not the bathroom, especially if your bathroom is damp (do you get mold in your shower ?)
Just some thoughts to consider! Easy solutions that may bring relief to you.
Wishing you a great weekend.
If you still would like me to call please give me a number and some good times to call you. Thanks.
Ellie Phillips, DDS