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What is the definition or description of: Cheek biting?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Cheek Biting (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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Is cheek biting a cancer risk?

Is cheek biting a cancer risk?

Theoretically Yes: The odds of that happening are very low, but it is possible. If you continue with this habit, at the very least, have your mouth checked one a year by a dentist. ...Read more

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How to stop cheek biting asleep?

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 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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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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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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How to heal cheek biting?

How to heal cheek biting?

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 as well. ...Read more

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