Burning Mouth

Burning Mouth

Burning mouth syndrome is a condition in which the affected person has a feeling of burned sensation on his lips, gum, tongue, palate or on the whole mouth. There may be numbness on the tip of the tongue, soreness on the throat, metallic or bitter taste in the mouth.

Dryness and itching on the affected area is also noticed. Burning mouth syndrome can be due to a single or multiple causes like dry mouth, oral yeast infection, allergy, aid reflux of the stomach, nerve damage and hormonal imbalance during menopause, thyroid problems, endocrine disorders, irritants with the dentures etc. Deficiency of certain minerals and vitamins may also cause burned mouth. Here are some remedies that may help you to get rid of this problem.

Remedies for  Burning Mouth


Once you have the symptoms then avoid the use of spicy or hot foods and acidic fruits like citrus. Instead you need to take a lot of vegetables and fruits which help you to rebuild the lost vitamins and minerals with in the body. Include foods that are rich in vitamin B complex, iron and zinc. You can also take vitamin supplements to avoid the deficiency. Also increase your fluid intake which in turn may help you to increase the flow of saliva.

Avoid Allergens

Find out whether you have any allergy towards any food, medications, dyes, chemicals etc. Then avoid those substances from your life and get relief from the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome. While checking the allergens also consider the products that are used for oral hygiene too. If your dentures are irritating ones then replace them with good ones. Avoid alcohol or substances that contain alcohol in them as they may increase your difficulties.


You can ease your discomfort by placing an ice cube in to your mouth.

Baking Soda

Use baking soda for brushing your teeth and avoid the use of tooth paste.

Sugar Free Chewing Gum

For getting short term reliefs take a sugar less chewing gum.

If your burning sensation remains even after trying all these remedies then it will be better to meet to your doctor for further checkups.