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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Cheek Biting (Overview)

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) and infringe on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The patient has to be careful not to bite this cheek tissue. Conscious pulling on the outside of your cheek will remedy this irritating problem.


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What causes inside cheek biting at nite?

What causes inside cheek biting at nite?

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 hte insid eof your buccal cavity. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
37 doctors shared insights

Cheek Biting (Overview)

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) and infringe on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The patient has to be careful not to bite this cheek tissue. Conscious pulling on the outside of your cheek will remedy this irritating problem.


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What are ways to stop cheek biting?

What are ways to stop cheek biting?

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, sometimes stress level reduction can help decrease nighttime gnawing. ...Read more

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Overcoming Nail Biting (Checklist)

Trim and file your nails daily
Daily
Carry a file with you to deal with snags as soon as possible
Once
Get a weekly manicure
Weekly
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Is cheek biting ocd?

Is cheek biting ocd?

No usually: Body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) is not usually considered obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavioral modification treatment and possibly medication is often helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of a bad cheek biting habit?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of a bad cheek biting habit?

Will power: Will power and determination. If you are stressed and this is a conscious or unconscious habit, try to reduce your stress and find a non-destructive habit to replace it. Perhaps even some deep breathing exercises. ...Read more

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I have a Lip/cheek biting and then sucking its blood habit from last 6 years ever since I got a punch on my lips and it isn't going! Help! Which doc?

I have a Lip/cheek biting and then sucking its blood habit from last 6 years ever since I got a punch on my lips and it isn't going! Help! Which doc?

See your dentist: For habit appliance to prevent future trauma. Also, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating your condition. ...Read more

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How to heal cheek biting?

How to heal cheek biting?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy methods are most useful. There are severals that have shown good results. Make sure a good differential diagnosis work up is done as well. ...Read more

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How to stop cheek biting totally?

How to stop cheek biting totally?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy methods are most useful. There are severals that have shown good results. Make sure a good differential diagnosis work up is done as well. ...Read more

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What are ways to stop cheek biting?

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, sometimes stress level reduction can help decrease nighttime gnawing. ...Read more

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What causes inside cheek biting at nite?

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 hte insid eof your buccal cavity. ...Read more

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How to stop this cheek-biting habit I've had for years?

How to stop this cheek-biting habit I've had for years?

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 a month to see a change but with persistence you can stop. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cheek biting?

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) and infringe on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The patient has to be careful not to bite this cheek tissue. Conscious pulling on the outside of your cheek will remedy this irritating problem. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe cheek biting habit! Help?

See specialist: See a prosthodontist to evaluate your bite. If all is well with it, then you may need a nightguard for the nighttime. If you are doing this during the day then you may need to see a therapist to help determine why you are doing this and how to help you manage/improve it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes inside cheek biting habit to form?

Please tell me what causes inside cheek biting habit to form?

Cheek biting habit: Bite being off, ill-fitting dentures, missing teeth can lead to biting your cheek. If you are asking about having a habit, like you catch yourself chewing on the inside of your cheek or pulling off a little of the inner "skin" of the cheek and chewing the piece, which many people do, some causes of that could be boredom, stress, self-satisfaction from chewing something which sounds primal. ...Read more

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Is cheek biting ocd?

No usually: Body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) is not usually considered obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavioral modification treatment and possibly medication is often helpful. ...Read more

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How to stop cheek biting asleep?

CHEEK BITING: The dentist will put a dental guard to keep you from grinding teeth while asleep so you can not bite your cheek. ...Read more

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How do you stop cheek biting during sleep?

How do you stop cheek biting during sleep?

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, sometimes stress level reduction can help decrease nighttime gnawing. ...Read more

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Cheek biting problem during night even using splint?

Cheek biting problem during night even using splint?

Cheek biting: You should see your orthodontist as it could be mal alligned upper and lower jaw teeth or one or more teeth not properly placed and could be hitting the inside of your buccal cavity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of a bad cheek biting habit?

Will power: Will power and determination. If you are stressed and this is a conscious or unconscious habit, try to reduce your stress and find a non-destructive habit to replace it. Perhaps even some deep breathing exercises. ...Read more

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Does cheek biting lead to cancer,has any research proven it???

Sort of: Research has shown that regular repetitive irritation anywhere in the body can cause deterioration of tissue integrity, sometimes resulting in cancer. If you are constantly biting your cheek may be swollen, or your teeth may be maligned. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I am just wondering if cheek biting can cause cancer?

What to do if I am just wondering if cheek biting can cause cancer?

See Oral Surgeon: See the oral surgeon for evaluation. Typically, this is not an issue, but it is not good to continue with this habit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cheek biting a cancer risk?

Is cheek biting a cancer risk?

Good question: Some have theorized that repeated injury to tissues may lead to the development of cancer because of the constant state of cell growth and repair but to my knowledge, there is no well-established relationship between the two. If so, I'm in trouble..... ...Read more

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How can I stop lip and cheek biting?

Sounds Like: A habit that you have formed and like nail-biting most likely is an unconscious habit. You will need to be patient to change this behavior. This will take 6 wks and you will have to be diligent and pay attention to the times and conditions that cause you to bite lips/cheeks. Changing those conditions, being aware will work. If not see your md/behavioral psychologist. ...Read more

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Cheek biting effect inside of mouth?

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 has no permanent dysfunction that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Can cheek biting be caused by a fixed bridge?

Can cheek biting be caused by a fixed bridge?

Check occlusion: If you have a recent restoration replacing a long missing tooth, it may take a while for your soft tissues to accommodate to the new restoration., please see your dentist to check occlusion. In the meantime, take Ibuprofen and rinse with salt water to reduce swelling. ...Read more

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How can you stop nail-biting, cheek biting etc.?

How can you stop nail-biting, cheek biting etc.?

Breaking habits:: 1. Awareness
2. Desire to break habit
3. Effort and patience
4. Practice
5. Practice
6. Practice
7. Practice
8. Practice
9. Practice
10. Congratulations!

Here's an interesting article on habits and how to break them: http://www.Askmen. Com/entertainment/better_look_3800/3860_how-to-break-habits. Html. ...Read more

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I have a perpetual cheek-biting habit. I can feel the scars from it. Also, I'm working on quitting snus use. Will the mouth tissue repair itself?

Yes it well : Heal evantually, as long as you quit both biting and snuf use, if biting your cheeks accompanied by teeth grinding, then night gaurds may be needed ...Read more

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I have a Lip/cheek biting and then sucking its blood habit from last 6 years ever since I got a punch on my lips and it isn't going! Help! Which doc?

See your dentist: For habit appliance to prevent future trauma. Also, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating your condition. ...Read more

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I got habit of chronic nervous cheek biting for years now. I get ulcers now then. Can I get cancer too? My dad had oral can he died from tobacco chewin

Cheek Biting: Good evening;
Continued biting of the cheek will cause pain, irritation and ulcers; however, cancer will not occur. You may have a very tender cheek, and require oral topical gels. Try to develop a technique whereby you gently pull on you cheek in an outward manner, before bringing your teeth together.
Tobacco chewing is entirely different- chewin tobacco may lead to oral carcinoma. ...Read more