Didn't wait long enough for that slice of pizza to cool off? The skin on your palate can be thin and hypersensitive, so food that feels warm to the touch can be scorching to the oral tissue. In most cases, it's a short-lived sensation, telling you to wait a little longer before indulging. But a severely burned roof of mouth can last for hours, even days, as it works to heal itself.
Whether you have blisters or a naturally tender palate, many at-home remedies allow you to deal with the pain. If you can't find relief, however, it's best to call your dentist for a second look and to ensure you don't have an open sore that's prone to infection. Until then, here are a few simple ways to cool off a hot mouth when you've bitten into your food too quickly.