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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Scarring: Chronic cheek biting will lead to a callous or scar effect on the cheek. It may feel like a little soft lump and may have a whitish discoloration. It ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
BFRB: This is a type of body focused repetitive behavior. Difficult to stop but responds to some forms of CBT therapy, including habit reversal, ACT, Com-b ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Anxiety: Speak to your own dentist regarding possible smaller and more comfortable appliance and seek help with a therapist for your anxiety.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Probably not: Discuss your problem with your Dentist oran Orthodontist. There are many barrier alliances that may be effective, but Invisalign will not prevent lip ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Oral habits: We can't control patient habits such as nail biting, cheek biting, or other destructive habits. Only you can control the habits and feel better. Being ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Conscious effort: No miracles or making potions here. It requires a conscious effort. It's nothing more than a bad habit. Stress and anxiety can be a strong contributin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Can be difficult : Biting your cheeks can be caused by a bad bite or clenching or grinding you teeth. In some people it is just a habit and this is hard to break. It ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Brigham
51 years experience Orthodontics
Seek dental consult: Cheek biting could indicate a lack of a stable, repeatable chewing motion, which often can be related to bite problems including crossbites and premat ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Oral trauma: As a Family Doc, I look for common things & dangerous things (not always same). So common reason to bite yourself while asleep is (bad) dreams etc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
? enlarged tongue: Has you tongue become bigger? It would be prudent to see a doctor to rule out hypothyroidism, amyloidosis or other condition that may cause the tongue ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Find out why : The sores will probably heal and go away when you quit biting your cheek. See a dentist to determine why you are biting your cheek. It could be due ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
CHEEK BITING: The dentist will put a dental guard to keep you from grinding teeth while asleep so you can not bite your cheek.

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