Biotene has changed it's formula
I found that Arm and Hammer Baking soda tooth paste helps a lot. I will say to use a tiny amount . It also feels hot to me but that is because of the Burning tongue. Good luck. Let me know.
i have BMS and i´ve been using biotene (toothpaste-gel-washmouth) and i think it works a little... im from peru so i´ve to buy it everytime a family member travel.
But the last one that brought me was stronger than the last ones... so i dont know if they changed something.
Sorry for my rustic english i speak spanish!
I find that all forms of mint exacerbate the problem, thus I seek non-mint toothpastes. Currently I use Tom's all natural mango toothpaste. I miss the freshening factor of mint and I brush my tongue to keep my breath fresh. That tongue brushing also exacerbates the problem, so I take a small nip of Oralgel to deaden the pain for a while. This is my first time on the support group site and I think I am coming up on having BMS for five years. Now I will keep reading past posts and see what I can learn/contribute...
I use Epic Xylitol toothpaste. I use the spearmint and I cant believe that brushing my tongue actually slightly and temporally helps my BMS. Other than that, besides Magic Swizzle, I've found nothing that helps.
Hi. Ive also tried EVERY toothpaste. Ive been up and down the mouth care aisle a hundred times. My tongue has been killing me for 2 years. Severe pain. Its hard to do anything. Speaking is a nightmare. It hurts worse to talk. Trouble swallowing and teethmarks on the side of tongue hurt terribly. Feels swollen. Everything i do is a chore because of this pain. But i been using a baking soda toothpaste. Dunno if its helping or hurting. Sometimes i feel like cutting my tongue off. Ouch. Anyways ive seen a few drs. Nobody has answers or offered me a prescription to try. One dr told me to try mouthgaurd at night and swish tabasco sauce in the day. Didnt help me, but maybe someone else. Something about the capsaicin in hot sauce, interacts and 'resets' nerve fibers in your mouth. Also noticed an uncontrollable twtiching in my tongue. But reading these posts and people suffering for 5+ years with this?! WTF?! I cant take this pain much longer, any suggestions???
Hi wondergirl, I’ve had BMS for one year. I’ve been to a million doctors. My neurologist gave me gabapentin which gives you a euphoric feeling then makes you sleepy . It doesn’t really take the pain away but you dont notice it as much . Also my doctor gave me some pills to create more saliva which helps for a little while but the side effect is sweating and nausea so just take half a pill it’s easier to tolerate.I also try to stay positive and thank God when the pain is less. Also I was reading about Botox injections in your tongue have been found helpful for people with BMS. I’m going to try that:)
In my humble opinion, for me, toothpaste makes no difference. I believe mine is nerve damage caused by a virus. No foods or toothpaste make any difference at all. 7 years and just trying to live with it... funny..I notice that when I use a toothpick, symptoms lessen.
I use Oranurse unflavoured toothpaste, I buy it off Amazon. It’s also none foaming and seems to work very well.
I actually use children’s fruit flavored toothpaste and it doesn’t irritate at all.
Mint in toothpaste or anything else takes my burning to a level 9-10. (Basil is also in Mint family) My dentist had me try a Non-toothpaste dental product with Xylitol to use for my toothpaste. I've had BMS 7 years now and only use this product to brush my teeth. I LOVE it, find it soothing and it does not burn my mouth. It is best to order it Online as stores do not sell it. A few dentists where I live sell it but I find ordering it online quicker. I do not work for their company either, no vested interest in it.
If interested, you can go go directly to the Manufacture website and read about it if you want
at : Oxyfresh.com They have many different products but this is the only one I use.
The product is called "Oxyfresh Pro Relief Dental Gel" with oxygen, zinc and ALOE. It is highly soothing. The front of the tube or box says 'fresh mint dental gel' but the mint is so incredibly LOW, it has never caused any burning for me, which is very surprising. This is not toothpaste. It is a non-foaming dental gel for painful oral tissues. It does have Xylitol & Aloe in it. My understanding is the Xylitol helps prevent cavities. I floss & brush with this product 2 x a day. In 7 years I have not had 1 cavity and I've had more than my share of cavities in former years using Colgate, Crest, etc. With BMS I have become a little 'OCD' about flossing and brushing out of fear of needing any form of dental work. Aside from dental cleanings, I do not want to ever have anymore crowns, cavities or root canals. I fear any dentist could make the pain worse. This Dental Gel, for me, has been an incredible product for my BMS. Their website is very detailed for anyone wishing to read about their "Dental GEL". Hope this helps.
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