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What can help you ease your symptoms of burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

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Try these tips to help ease your symptoms of Burning Mouth Syndrome:

  • Avoid acidic foods like tomatoes and orange and citrus juices.
  • Avoid alcohol, including mouthwashes with alcohol.
  • Avoid cinnamon and mint.
  • Avoid spicy foods.
  • Avoid tobacco.
  • Chew sugar-free gum (so you'll make more saliva).
  • Drink a lot of fluids.
  • Reduce stress with yoga or hobbies.
  • Stay socially active or join a pain support group.
  • Suck on crushed ice.

From: What Is Burning Mouth Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: "Burning Mouth/Burning Syndrome."

Journal of the American Dental Association: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Mayo Clinic: "Burning mouth syndrome."

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Oral Health Foundation: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Pain Management Research Institute: "Burning Mouth/Tongue Syndrome (Glossodynia/Glossopyrosis)."

Yount, K. , published online February 26, 2013. Practical Pain Management

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: "Burning Mouth/Burning Syndrome."

Journal of the American Dental Association: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Mayo Clinic: "Burning mouth syndrome."

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Oral Health Foundation: "Burning Mouth Syndrome."

Pain Management Research Institute: "Burning Mouth/Tongue Syndrome (Glossodynia/Glossopyrosis)."

Yount, K. , published online February 26, 2013. Practical Pain Management

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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