Burning mouth

Do you ever feel like your mouth is on fire even though you have not eaten anything spicy?

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a condition that affects the tongue and the inside of the mouth and lips. Symptoms include a burning, stinging or tingling. One study says it affects 18 to 33 percent of postmenopausal women. The exact cause is unknown but hormone imbalance is thought to be a trigger.

Dental check ups are important to ensure good mouth health. Avoiding acidic and spicy foods as well as fizzy drinks can reduce the discomfort. Some women find this can improve on HRT.