According to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, Sjögren’s’ Syndrome has catastrophic effects on the mouth that affects over 4 million people, 90% women. I have seen extensive cavities, cracked teeth and missing teeth. The gum tissues (gingiva) can be painful. The gums can feel like they are burning. The gums feel on fire.
The reason the gums are painful with Sjögren’s Syndrome is the decreased salivary flow. The saliva normally buffers the pH of the mouth. The pH is the level of acidity. When the pH drops below 5.5, the gum tissues begin to be destroyed. And it hurts badly. Sjögren’s patients really suffer.
There is hope. There is help. The key factor for you to consider is science. Specifically, chemistry. Acid – base reactions gives the answer to stop the acids in the mouth.
Simply take a tablespoon of baking soda, which is sodium bicarbonate, and add it to 8 ounces of warm water. Mix thoroughly to dissolve the baking soda powder. This creates a custom mouthwash that stops the acid burns immediately. Instant relief. The mouth rinse acts as a base to neutralize the mouth acid.
The warm baking soda rinse soothes the gums, bones and teeth of your mouth. Do not attempt to brush your mouth with the powder or toothpaste. It is too abrasive and will cause your gums to peel and bleed, resulting in more damage and pain.
So, Sjögren’s patients, there is hope and help with this homemade remedy for a painful, burning mouth.
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Also, you can learn prevention secrets in my book, Dirty Mouth. Millions of people have benefited from the secrets of Dirty Mouth. Sjögren’s patients can also benefit from the secrets of Dirty Mouth and 3 Minute Implant™.
All the best,
Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher.
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC