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How to stop biting my tongue or the inside of my mouth when eating?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Chew slower: Sounds simple, but slow down. Once an area has trauma, it is swollen and becomes much easier to re-injure. Take your time and take it easy.
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 25 years experience
Biting: If you had recent dental treatment, it can cause the bite to be changed resulting in biting. Once it gets bitten then it gets swollen and you tend to bite more. I am not sure of your age but sleep apnea results in a lot of trauma to the oral cavity as well. Or as previously stated, slow down, let the bitten areas heal.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done to stop biting the inside of my mouth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
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 contributing factor. Try to reduce your stress and if necessary and if it's too overwhelming for you to handle, consult with a therapist.

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