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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Cures for Cheek Biting
Hi, I am a women age 52 and I have been biting my cheeks inside my mouth for years. Now I have major gum issues. Please help me, how can I stop? Is there a cure? Help, it is so embarrassing, my cheeks are sinking as well. Thank you.
Unfortunately, there is not an easy fix for this. Most of the time, cheek biting is either a habit that people have or it is from the misalignment of teeth. It sounds like this is more than likely the latter. Evaluation by a dentist may show that orthodontics may be helpful.
52 years is not too old to get braces and could help your problem significantly. Good luck.
Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University