Need Remedies for Mouth Problems

Posted by Rick (dubre, kentucky) on 09/25/2007

Thank you, Ted for your help! I have been suffering for six months with the mouth problems listed here. I thought I was alone. It is comforting to know that many people have this problem. I have been to several different doctors. They just take your money and say they don't know. I am going to try the sea salt and baking soda remedies and some internal hydrogen peroxide. Hope it helps. Burning lips. Middle of tongue feels parched like a desert. Throat always mildly sore.White gunk on the rear of tongue.Edge of tongue sensitive. sores on tongue that don't want to heal.Feels best in morning and gets worse as the day goes on.Have drastically changed diet and taking ph buffering pills but still can't seem to get ph much above 6.0 either urine or saliva. very eratic. small sore also on gum that won't heal. Thanks again!!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts


Most buffering pills are not well formulated. Hence, to get the pH to 7, a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid in 1/2 glass of water is more effective, if raising the pH into normal parameters is needed. The body can't heal whenever the urine pH is below 6. Also, if possible 1/8 teaspoon of potassium citrate, if one can obtain it added to the baking soda and citric acid remedy.

A more workable remedy that has the vitamin C and other things is the 2 tablespoon of lemon juice (or lime juice, which is better), plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day.

I have seen the citrate formulas (citric and baking soda or sodium citrate, and potassium citrate) to have a superior effect in raising the pH.

The healing ability of the body pretty much depends whether the body's vitamin C level, so if sufficient vitamin C and vitamin E is present, along with alkalizing to urine pH of 7, the healing usually is more faster.

It should be noted that whenever the tongue doesn't heal, that measuring saliva pH becomes necessary. Generally they are most susceptible of pH and should be a bit above 7, such as 7.3. If it is below 6.5 the tongue and mouth can be problematic. Generally potassium citrate is most effective in raising saliva pH, but to keep the sodium and potassium in check, some sodium bicarbonate is still needed. In event of a remedy to raise the saliva pH is necessary, 1/4 teaspoon of potassium citrate plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Those should generally raise the fastest, but it is assumed that plenty of water and the body is not dehydrated.

I have noted that most doctors med, especially the anti decongestant drugs and antibiotics can lead to dry mouth. Most anti cold remedies in the market causes dehydration and dry mouth necessary to induce reduced sinus post nasal drip and hence should be avoided.

A staph throat can also cause wounds not to heal, hence, I might consider using milk of magnesia (without the aluminum please) well shaken, and use that as a mouthwash to aid healing.