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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy methods are most useful. There are several that have shown good results. Make sure a good differential diagnosis work up is done a ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist: There may be mechanical interferences. See your dentist first.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy methods are most useful. There are several that have shown good results. Make sure a good differential diagnosis work up is done a ... Read More
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Dr. Philip T. Reynolds
35 years experience General Practice
Depends : Is is chronic accidental trauma or is it habitual chewing?Accidents?There might be an easy solution if the cause is tooth misalignment or muscle-induc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dental block: Your dentist may be able to help you. Similar to folks who grind their teeth at night, a dental block may help alleviate your cheek chewing. Also, som ... Read More
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Dr. Philip T. Reynolds
35 years experience General Practice
(Un)intentiional?: Is is chronic accidental trauma or is it habitual chewing?Accidents?There might be an easy solution if the cause is tooth misalignment or muscle-induc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Cheek biting: You should see your orthodontist as it could be mal allligned upper and lower jaw teeth or one or more teeth not properly placed and could be hitting ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Cheek Biting: Good day; Over the years a number of my patients continuously have bitten their cheeks. Usually this occurs when the cheek muscles are tort (rigid) ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Just stop: There is no magic trick.. It is a habit you have developed and every-time you catch yourself biting your cheek you just have to stop... It will take ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Cotton rolls: I have had patients place moistened cotton rolls between teeth and gums while awake. Do not attempt while sleeping as you might want to have an appli ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Missing teeth: If you are missing teeth your cheeks sag inward so that your other teeth can bite your cheek.Also if your bite is off and teeth are crooked or loose y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
BFRB: Cheek biting is thought to be a body focused repetitive behavior much like hairpulling, skin picking, nail biting and others.
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A 47-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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