Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

Shocking Diseases of the Mouth

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/

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