cheek bite


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cheek bite

Trauma to or irritation of the buccal mucosa, usually caused by unintentional injury, e.g., from habitual clenching or grinding of the teeth.
See also: bite
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I get patients who complain of cheek bites almost every alternate day," says senior orthodontist, Dr Rakesh Malhotra.
They can be caused by food allergies, mouth injuries or irritations (from cheek bites or rough foods, or from eating certain "trigger" foods such as chocolate or acidic foods such as tomatoes or pineapple), menstrual periods, viral infections, immune system problems, poor nutrition, and emotional stress.
The antiseptic formula kills bacteria in the mouth that may cause sores, and promotes the healing of canker sores, gum irritation, cheek bites and denture irritation.