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Do Crooked Teeth Cause You to Bite Your Cheeks?
Posted on 4/25/2020 by Sawrie Orthodontics
There is probably no one who hasn't experienced biting their cheek while chewing their food. This can happen to anyone occasionally, but when cheek biting occurs more frequently, whether accidentally or intentionally, it can cause serious oral problems and can be due to multiple causes.Causes of Cheek BitingIf you find yourself biting your cheeks accidentally on a regular basis, this may be due to misaligned teeth that protrude enough to allow your cheek to get in the way when you bite down on your food. However, many people suffer from chronic cheek biting that can be associated with a psychological disorder, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRD). With chronic cheek biting, a person may even be unaware that they are biting their cheeks, as it has become a coping mechanism for stress and anxiety.How to Stop Biting Your CheeksThere is no need to worry about occasionally biting your cheek when you are eating. Although, you may develop a canker sore if the bite was bad enough. However, if you bite your cheeks accidentally on a regular basis, this is often due to a misaligned bite, also known as a malocclusion. In this case, scheduling a visit to our office is a good idea to determine what we can do to fix your bite. When cheek biting is due to compulsive behavior, the best way to help control it is to replace the habit of cheek biting with other behaviors, such as engaging in deep breathing or chewing sugarless gum when you have a compulsion to bite your cheeks. When severe enough, habitual cheek-biting can lead to lesions, severe discomfort and other oral health problems. If you are biting your cheeks on a regular basis, whether accidentally or intentionally, it's important to contact our office so we examine your bite to determine if the problem is simply due to malocclusion or perform a full mouth exam to determine the extent of damage due to your cheek biting,...
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Do Crooked Teeth Cause You to Bite Your Cheeks?
4/25/2020
Signs Your Child May Need a Palate Expander
4/15/2020
Ways of Getting the Most Benefit from Your Headgear
3/25/2020
What Are Forsus Springs and How Do They Affect Your Teeth?
3/15/2020
Will You Need to Wear a Retainer the Rest of Your Life After Invisalign?
2/29/2020
Perks of Traditional Braces Over Aligners
2/15/2020
Why Sticky Foods Are So Dangerous to Braces
1/25/2020
Types of Candy to Avoid When Wearing Braces
1/15/2020
Foods That Can Lead to Broken Braces
12/25/2019
Do Underbites Require Treatment?
12/15/2019
The "Do Nots" of Wearing Invisalign
11/25/2019
Most Common Precursors to Braces
11/15/2019
Understanding the Many Types of Braces
10/25/2019
Is a Crossbite Fixable with Braces
10/15/2019
Tips for Easier Flossing with Braces
9/25/2019
Which Gives Better Results: Invisible Or Traditional Braces?
9/15/2019
Dental Care is Vital When Going Through Braces
8/25/2019
Best Ways of Keeping Brackets Clean While You Have Braces
8/15/2019
Benefits of Having Straight Teeth Go Beyond Aesthetics
7/23/2019
How Long Does Aligner Straightening Usually Take?
7/13/2019
What to Know When Eating Apples with Braces
6/25/2019
Simple Ways to Convince Your Teen To Get Braces
6/15/2019
Why is Dental Wax So Imperative to Have Around When You Have Braces?
5/30/2019
Do You Get Better Results from Aligner Trays or Traditional Braces?
5/20/2019
Why You Need to See the Orthodontist and Dentist When You Have Braces
4/25/2019
When is the Best Time for Cross Bite Treatment?
4/15/2019
Protecting Your Braces When Playing Fall Sports
3/30/2019
Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults
3/20/2019
Incognito Braces: Are They a Good Fit for You?
2/28/2019
How Orthodontic Treatment Can Improve Your Life
2/20/2019
How Long Will I Have to Have Braces?
1/30/2019
Going Back to School with Braces
1/20/2019
Drinks and Braces: What Should you Avoid?
12/30/2018
Common Treatments for Mild Cleft Palates
12/20/2018
Celebrities that Have Had Braces
11/30/2018
Does an Overbite Need Correction?
11/20/2018
Eating Do's and Don'ts with Braces
10/20/2018
What Kind of Brace Options are Available to Me?
9/30/2018
Summer Foods to Eat
9/20/2018
Caring for your Retainer Effectively: Best Practices
8/30/2018
Can the Carriere Distalizer Correct Your Bite?
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