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Mouth Biting – The Causes

Distraction Bite: Often people become distracted or absorbed in activities such as watching TV or computers, reading books or during eating. This can cause a person to to accidentally bite the inside of their cheek and form white ridges.

Depression related mouth and lip biting: The mouth biting habit resulting from anxiety or stress is similar to biting your finger nails. Exercises and techniques can help in this area but the underlying, deeper issue requires resolution before you can stop the habit.

Tooth deflection in your mouth: Most common with wisdom teeth, however any tooth can be at fault. These teeth are usually pointing toward your cheek, and therefore people can have a tendency to bite the cheek while eating or even talking.

Accidental Bite: People can accidentally bite their cheeks due to chatting while eating, eating too fast, or eating hard foods that cause a chomp to really hurt.

Night-time mouth biting: People occasionally bite their inner mouth and lips unconsciously while asleep. This results in damaged inner mouth skin and causes pain and discomfort when eating. This loose skin is then played with during the day, thus continuing the biting cycle.

Psychological mouth or lip biting: Frequently referred to as BFRB body focusses repetitive behaviours or OCD or obsessive compulsive cheek biting disorder. A person can be obsessed with mouth, lip or cheek biting and is unable to stop the habit. Although it is painful and causes damage the person continues to self harm – a person could be prescribed self-help and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.

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Quit Mouth Biting is an informative course designed to alter the core functioning of your mouth including chewing and mouth posture. We aim to teach and not just tell you what to do. The course is based on research and the daily activities are fun and easy. The lessons are real learning’s from other biters who have successfully quit. We collated the findings of this research and designed new methods to put it into a quit course that we know works. Good luck and have fun!

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