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How can I stop chewing on my lip and biting it with my teeth?

How can I stop chewing on my lip and biting it with my teeth?

Will power: Biting the lip and cheek is a common habit that is hard to get rid of. I liken it to biting your nails because that is a bad habit that i had a hard time getting rid of. I finally realized that my nails looked bad and it was a gross habit and i willed myself to stop doing it. Notice when you are doing it..Stress related? Have friends and family point it out to you when you start. ...Read more

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I have a habit of biting my lips and with my teeth biting the skin on my lips why do I do this?

I have a habit of biting my lips and with my teeth biting the skin on my lips why do I do this?

Bad habit: Whether it is cheek and/or lip biting (like you) or nail biting, hair twirling, or any other habit, people often do these things initially to relieve stress. After a while they can "take a life of their own" and become a habit. Bad habits are hard to break and some people find professional counseling helpful in developing strategies to break a habit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can stop chewing/biting my lips?

Can you tell me how i can stop chewing/biting my lips?

Bitting lips: In general, I would normally tell a patient to actively stop biting lips by concentrating on this habit for at least two weeks ...Read more

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I have a white little bump on my lower lip. I believe it appeared after biting my lip. I do however also chew tobacco but not near bumps location.

I have a white little bump on my lower lip. I believe it appeared after biting my lip. I do however also chew tobacco but not near bumps location.

Harmless Mucocele: Usually they're not a problem and will go away on their own. If concerned see your dentist for examination and removal if needed. On a different note, chewing tobacco has associated risks of oral cancers, gum disease, tooth decay and other general health problems. Ask your PCP for help to quit. ...Read more

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My mouth is painful, when i chew i'll be biting the wall of my mouth and also red spot on the hard palate just behind front teeth. What could this be?

Bite might be off: It could be ulcer from trauma. Did you eat or drink something hot. If your biting the wall of you mouth, its your bite, is it normal or something new. If the red spots don't go away in 3-5 days, see a dentist to check hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I stop the habit of biting the inside of my lips?

How can I stop the habit of biting the inside of my lips?

Some ideas: Apply petroleum jelly to your inner lip so that it reminds you not to bite it. Spot your triggers, make a plan to do something different. Deal with your stress more directly. Breathe deeply, let go of the tension. ...Read more

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Why am i biting my lips, cheeks, and cuticles all of the time? How do I stop this habit?

Why am i biting my lips, cheeks, and cuticles all of the time? How do I stop this habit?

Biting lips: In general, I would normally tell a patient to pay attention when you are doing this and then immediately stop when you notice you are doing this ...Read more

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Is biting your lips and inside of cheeks to the point of pain but not being able to stop a sign of something?

It Can Be: Cheek and lip biting is a very common habit, just like fingernail biting or hair-twirling. It's often a sign of stress and underlying disquiet. This type of clenching behavior often occurs primarily during sleep. In some forms of mental illness, such habits can become exaggerated. In either case, if you're having pain and can't stop, you should get help. It's usually much easier than you think. ...Read more

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