Burning mouth syndrome can be a confusing thing to treat, mainly because there are different ideas as to what causes it.
If your child suddenly feels like he or she has a burning sensation in the mouth, lips, or gums and doesn’t know where it came from, visit your local dentist.
Symptoms of Burning Mouth Syndrome
You may not know what burning mouth syndrome is, but your child may need treatment for it. You’ll know if one of your kids has it if they have one or more of these symptoms:
A burning sensation that affects the tongue, lips, gums, throat, or whole mouth
A sensation of dry mouth with increased thirst
Taste changes, such as a bitter or metallic taste in the mouth
Loss of taste
If your child has any of these, he or she may have burning mouth syndrome. There are some steps you can take to help your child deal with it.
How to Treat Burning Mouth Syndrome
First, you should take your kid to your local dentist. Kool Smiles has over 120 locations nationwide, and specializes in treating children, so you’ll likely be able to find one near you that can help put together a treatment plan for your child.
Visit our website today to set up an appointment with one of our dentists. Make sure you make a list of any medications your child is taking and symptoms he or she is having before you visit us.
First Steps: What To Do at Home
While you’re waiting to go to the dentist, there are a few steps you can take at home to soothe your child’s aching mouth.
Avoid foods with cinnamon or mint, spicy foods, and acidic foods like orange juice and sodas.
Make sure your child drinks plenty of water.
Try to avoid carbonated drinks, even if they’re sugar-free.
Call Kool Smiles Today
For more ways to help treat burning mouth syndrome, visit or call your local Kool Smiles today.
Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20029596
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