Burning Mouth Syndrome (cont.)

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.


"Burning Mouth Syndrome." National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. July 2014. <http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/Burning/

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/1/2014

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Burning Mouth Syndrome - Signs and Symptoms Question: Describe the signs and symptoms associated with your burning mouth syndrome.
Burning Mouth Syndrome - Treatment Question: What types of treatment did you receive for burning mouth syndrome?
Burning Mouth Syndrome - Causes Question: If known, what was the cause of your burning mouth syndrome?
Burning Mouth Syndrome - Helpful Tips Question: Please share self-care tips for dealing with burning mouth syndrome.