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A 16-year-old female asked:

Ive a habit of biting inside of my mouth near my lower lip i always get sores that bleed and turn white it causes pain in my jaw bone area on one side?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
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 aware of the habit as you are is the first step. The next step involves determination and will on your part. Try replacing this habit with other thoughts or actions which are constructive instead of destructive. Get help if needed from family or MD

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Last updated Sep 23, 2016

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