Burning mouth syndrome or BMS is a sensation in the mouth that feels like you just have been scalded with hot water. Together with this uneasy feeling, dryness and alteration in tastes can occur. The burning feeling can be localized in one area or all throughout the mouth. The feeling of discomfort may cause anxiety and depression. Women at age when they get to menopause are most common people with this syndrome. The cause of burning mouth syndrome is usually hard to determine.
There are several mouth diseases that you can encounter throughout your lifetime. To know if what you got is BMS; here is a list of its characteristics:
There are many causes of BMS but nothing is really certain. Everything about its existence are all theories. Some says that BMS is the result of the lowered amount of estrogen and progesterone. It is observed that most women who are in their menopause stage are experiencing this condition.
Easing up the Burning Mouth Syndrome is possible if you know what to do about it. As of the moment, there is no definite solution or treatment to this problem. Sometimes it will even resolve by itself. However, some practices can lower the numbness or the burning sensation. Here’s how:
Keeping a diary of what you put into your mouth will help narrow down the reasons. Write down not only food, but makeup and toothpastes.
Keep your mind happy and healthy. You total health practices can affect your dental health. Burning mouth syndrome can be avoided. Talk to your doctor or dentist about it.
By: Ladan Zinati