Whether it occurs from inattentive chewing or repetitive stress and/or anxiety behavior, cheek biting occurs with both children and adults. A cheek or mouth bite is a painful experience and can be a health risk if it becomes a regular, body-focused condition. This is known medically as chronic cheek bite keratosis and scientifically as morsicatio buccarum.
In a United States survey of 10,030 people aged up to 17 years, the percentage of real cheek and lip biting was 1.9 percent. Based on research data, this cheek biting and lip biting oral habit affects 750 out of every one million people with females more at risk than males.
Chronic cheek bite keratosis is mostly common in city / urban areas where stress levels tend to be higher.
You are not alone
Approx. 246,920 people suffer every year with a cheek bite.
*Statistical data as of January 2020, with an estimated United States population of 329,228,000
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