Have You Heard of Burning Mouth Syndrome?

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Do you ever have pain in your mouth, tongue, cheeks or lips? Do you wake up with the pain or find that it comes and goes randomly throughout the day? Do you ever notice a dry mouth, an increased thirst, or an unusual bitter or metallic taste in your food? If you’ve noticed any of these issues, you could be dealing with a rare condition known as burning mouth syndrome.

Sadly, no one knows exactly what causes burning mouth syndrome. However, you are at greater risk if you are a woman, are postmenopausal, or older than fifty. Sadly, due to discomfort, individuals with burning mouth syndrome may experience difficulty falling asleep, depression, anxiety, difficulty eating, and trouble socializing.

Fortunately, if you are dealing with burning mouth syndrome there are a few things you can do. First, we recommend visiting Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC as soon as possible. Dr. Spelman or Dr. Orlando will help you deal with this issue. Depending on your circumstances, we may recommend visiting a specialist.

However, there are also things you can try at home to avoid discomfort. For instance, try drinking more—though we recommend avoiding carbonated beverages and alcohol. You should also avoid using tobacco products, spicy foods, and acidic foods and drinks. You should also avoid mint and cinnamon—even mint and cinnamon in toothpaste. Exercising, having a hobby, and staying active can also help.

Fortunately, if you follow these steps you’ll be able to combat the negative effects of burning mouth syndrome. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon at 609-466-1332. We look forward to hearing from you.