Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

Helpful Tips

To help ease the pain of BMS, sip a cold beverage, suck on ice chips, or chew sugarless gum.

Avoid irritating substances, such as...

  • Tobacco
  • Hot, spicy foods
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Mouthwashes that contain alcohol
  • Products high in acid, such as citrus fruits and juices

Ask your dentist and doctor for other helpful tips.

SOURCE:

United States. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. "Burning Mouth Syndrome." July 2016. <http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/Burning/BurningMouthSyndrome.htm#>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/15/2016

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