How to Avoid "tongue bite" when pipe smoking
Eric from SmokingPipeTobacco explans what a tongue bite is, what causes it and how you can alleviate the symptoms. Tongue bite is basically a chemical burn on the surface of the tongue. When the tobacco combusts, the chemicals released may cause the burn. This is connected to the PH level. Tongue bite is different for everyone. What may give one person tongue bite will not necessarily affect another person in the same way. Alcohol and carbonated drinks make it worse, . This is because these drinks eat away the protective layer in your mouth and exaggerate the burn. People jump to the conclusion that tongue bite is caused by smoking too fast. While this is true, it is not the only cause. There are certain blends of tobacco that affect some people but not others. Eric lists some blends that give him tongue bite. He tried to smoke those particular blends slower and though they don't give him tongue bite straight away, eventually he does get it. Just because you are getting tongue bite doesn't always mean that you are smoking too fast. Watch the beverages, something with citric acid like lemonade, alleviates the tongue burn a little. There is also a mouthwash that is very good for tongue bite, Biotene, or just brushing your teeth can help. You can not build up resistance to tongue bite, there will always be certain blends that will give you tongue bite. If you got tongue bite, take a break from the pipe. It will not go away if you just switch the blends.