Before you start to quit, we ask you why you are wanting to change.
Why You’re Quitting
Do you want to be healthier? Save money on ground down teeth? Stop contorting your face into different shapes to get that bite! In case you don¹t know, ask yourself a few questions:
- What do I dislike about inner cheek biting?
- How is biting and nibblisn affecting my oral health and teeth?
- What will happen to my mouth if I keep nibbling my inner cheeks?
- How will my life get better when I quit biting?
Still not sure? Different people have different reasons for quitting. Get ready to stop cheek biting by thinking about why you want to quit.
You¹re considering the process to quit biting and you have been for some time. Do you know the reasons you want to give it up? Do you want to be healthier? Save on dental bills? Look less anxious in meetings? All reasons are valid and should be considered?
There is no anatomical for us to bite or chew our inner cheeks. When you bite, you are constantly damaging your muccous membrane an important membrane that lines your mouth.
This damage is repairable and your body begins its healing process within 20 minutes. However a small nibble can take up to 3 days to heal fully. As your body starts to repair itself, you may feel worse instead of better. Withdrawal of biting can be difficult, but it¹s a sign that your body is healing.
Note Sure, ask yourself these Questions:
- What do I dislike about biting?
- How is biting my inner cheeks affecting my oral health?
- What role model and I showing to my children?
- How will my life get better when I quit?
- Once you know your reasons for quitting, remind yourself of them every day. It can inspire you to stop biting for good.
How to Handle Triggers and Cravings
Knowing your biting triggers can help you learn to manage them.
Triggers can be specific places, peope or activities that make you feel like biting.
Cravings are short but intense urges to nibble, bite or chew. They can last a few minutes or it can be a prolonged period. Plan ahead and come up with a list of activities you can do when you get a craving.
For example: Insert your SoftGuard into your mouth and find a soothing piece of music to relax with.