Lip Biting While Eating

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    Aug 10, 2013 1:40 AM GMT

    I know this might be a strange topic but its really bugging me now. For the last couple weeks, I have been involuntarily biting the inside of my lower lip when I eat and in the same dam spot. Its been trying to heal but cant because every other meal I bite the same area. Not drawing blood yet but its getting close now.

    I have never experienced this before especially this bad. One meal three days ago, I bit the spot like 7 times! I am using hydrogen peroxide as a mouth rinse and putting chap stick on at night.

    Why is this happening all of a sudden? Am I eating wrong or something? How can I heal this bite wound on the inside of my lip so that I don't keep biting it? Other treatments? This is so freaking annoying icon_mad.gif

    Not much help on line....
    http://www.justanswer.com/dental/3433v-episodes-repeatedly-bite-lip-eating.html
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    Aug 10, 2013 7:15 AM GMT
    I've had this happen before, but not to the same extent as you. I use listerine and eat very slowly, and it eventually goes away, but a couple weeks is a long time. That article recommends going to a dentist if the problem persists, so I'd do that before scar tissue builds up.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Aug 10, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    Well if it hurts just use some mouth stuff... If i cut the inside of my mouth or bite it accidentally I use Orabase if it hurts or is bothering me. It numbs it. Which was fantastic when I had braces years ago. But my mouth is sensitive to acidic foods and stuff.
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    Aug 10, 2013 2:06 PM GMT
    Rinse your mouth with boiled sage mix (not actually boiling in your mouth icon_razz.gif ) my mum always made me do this when had an ulcer or cut in my mouth, next day almost gone. I don't reckon it's what your eating, just that part of mouth you bit into is inflamed and in the way of your teeth ( i did dental, was an exam question icon_wink.gif )
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 10, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
    It`s not strange to me! I`ve had the same accidents for a few years now! I frequently draw blood.

    I think I have a tendency to do it when stressed out or rushing things, like eating too fast. Is that a problem with you?

    Fortunately, my pain threshold is rather high, and the wounds are obviously pretty clean and heal fast.
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    Aug 10, 2013 2:46 PM GMT
    You'll have to eat slower until it heals. This used to happen with me while chewing gum. Biting it the first few times causes the area to swell making it even easier to catch with your teeth. You also need to figure out if you're sucking your food when you eat, which also draws in the inside of your mouth making it easier to bite.
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    Aug 10, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    I will attribute this phenomenon to growing older. I've found that since gravity has taken hold of my 51 y/o body and face things have moved around a bit. I noticed at 48, (your age) this started to happen. You'll get use to it, sorry to be the barer of the bad news on aging.
  • MadeinMich

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    Aug 11, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    OMG dude. This has been happening to me to the same extent as you for the past 3 weeks. I keep biting down on the same spot. This pretty much has been rendering my sex life non existent because when the sore in my mouth is still fresh I try to stay away from sucking a dick.
  • Cutlass

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    Aug 11, 2013 1:24 AM GMT
    I wonder if age has something to do with it. I didn't bite the inside of my mouth until I was into my 60s. It could be that my teeth have gotten slightly misaligned as my gums have shrunk. I'm might not sure, but I also have had this happen when I try to eat too fast or I have stuffed my mouth with food. So maybe if you eat smaller portions at a time and eat slower, it might not happen.
  • FRE0

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    Aug 11, 2013 1:39 AM GMT
    JDR62 saidI will attribute this phenomenon to growing older. I've found that since gravity has taken hold of my 51 y/o body and face things have moved around a bit. I noticed at 48, (your age) this started to happen. You'll get use to it, sorry to be the barer of the bad news on aging.


    It's impossible for age to be a factor for you. That never happened to me until I was 70.
  • FRE0

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    Aug 11, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    That has happened to me a few times, both on the inside of my upper lip and the inside of my cheek. In examining my teeth, I noticed that a front tooth had a sharp point on it. I saw my dentist and he ground down that sharp point; it took only a minute. Although it didn't completely solve the problem, it helped.

    Until I found this thread, I was unaware of how common the problem was.
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    Aug 11, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    I have big canines and it makes me bite the insides of my cheek and lips SO much... kinda funny how common it is though.
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    Aug 11, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    I heard it's a spell the Illuminati are casting on some people.....
    Hah no,seriously, just eat slowly and it'll pass. Happens to just about everyone ;)
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    Aug 12, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
    im going to pass on the age thing as a cause. The only other time this might have happened when in my teens having real braces (not glued on or invisalign but real metal bands around each tooth held together by real piano wire, cut, trimmed and adjusted every month for 4 years!, argg, I cant imagine going through that again), now, there is some crowding of lower front 4 teeth about 20 years ago probably because of my wisdoms came in and pushed these teeth on a angle but its never caused me to bite my lip like this

    the metal bands, medieval torture device

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    the rubber bands (in-between the teeth to separate, like having pop corn stuck and you cant get out)

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    so ive tried consciously to eat slower, seems to be working. I have eaten fast many times before like on the run but have never bit my lip either

    as far as I know, top and bottom alignment is the way its always been after getting braces removed all those years ago with the exception of 4 front teeth slightly angled, I would have to try the invisalign to straighten these.


    despite some modern day people calling this 'fashion' for those of us who had to wear head gear most likely was another torture device, like the bands, who were made fun of and not a admired fashion accessory, worst time period in my life.

    with modern day teeth fixes, do kids still wear these?

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    yeah, she looks happy icon_rolleyes.gif

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    there must be a better way? icon_twisted.gif

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    this is child abuse icon_mad.gif

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  • NHLFAN

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    Aug 12, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    Scruff,

    The cause is/was eating to fast. I've dealt with this my whole life and the dr has told me to eat slow and it won't happen. I only listen when I bite my lip and forced to eat slow so not to bite the area again. I find chewing gum is a real problem too.

    Take it easy for a few days and it'll heal up fast.
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    Aug 12, 2013 9:03 PM GMT

    blah, blah, blah (understand the torture you will endure)

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    Aug 12, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    NHLFAN saidScruff,

    The cause is/was eating to fast. I've dealt with this my whole life and the dr has told me to eat slow and it won't happen. I only listen when I bite my lip and forced to eat slow so not to bite the area again. I find chewing gum is a real problem too.

    Take it easy for a few days and it'll heal up fast.


    yeah, eating slower is working but scarfing food has never been a problem for me so this is totally strange and out of the blue, when I bit my lip 7 times in a row, I was eating scrambled eggs, my favorite breakfast food, im like WTF, why now?
  • FRE0

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    Aug 12, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    scruffLA saidim going to pass on the age thing as a cause. The only other time this might have happened when in my teens having real braces (not glued on or invisalign but real metal bands around each tooth held together by real piano wire, cut, trimmed and adjusted every month for 4 years!, argg, I cant imagine going through that again), now, there is some crowding of lower front 4 teeth about 20 years ago probably because of my wisdoms came in and pushed these teeth on a angle but its never caused me to bite my lip like this

    the metal bands, medieval torture device

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR41pBs2VkE7TNnGNCFkAJ

    the rubber bands (in-between the teeth to separate, like having pop corn stuck and you cant get out)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS2s9GOTFz-2rboTapJZc0

    so ive tried consciously to eat slower, seems to be working. I have eaten fast many times before like on the run but have never bit my lip either

    as far as I know, top and bottom alignment is the way its always been after getting braces removed all those years ago with the exception of 4 front teeth slightly angled, I would have to try the invisalign to straighten these.


    despite some modern day people calling this 'fashion' for those of us who had to wear head gear most likely was another torture device, like the bands, who were made fun of and not a admired fashion accessory, worst time period in my life.

    with modern day teeth fixes, do kids still wear these?

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThT4U9-UyaP4CFtPykww3


    That reminds me of the orthodontia work I had done in the late 40s and early 50s, although it didn't seem so bad as you remember it. There was some temporary discomfort when bands were pounded around by teeth and the wires tightened, but it wasn't that bad. I got to take the two rubber bands out while eating.

    The work took about three years; it cost only about $1000 total! I wonder how much it would cost now.
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    Aug 12, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
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    scruffLA saidim going to pass on the age thing as a cause. The only other time this might have happened when in my teens having real braces (not glued on or invisalign but real metal bands around each tooth held together by real piano wire, cut, trimmed and adjusted every month for 4 years!, argg, I cant imagine going through that again), now, there is some crowding of lower front 4 teeth about 20 years ago probably because of my wisdoms came in and pushed these teeth on a angle but its never caused me to bite my lip like this

    the metal bands, medieval torture device

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR41pBs2VkE7TNnGNCFkAJ

    the rubber bands (in-between the teeth to separate, like having pop corn stuck and you cant get out)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS2s9GOTFz-2rboTapJZc0

    so ive tried consciously to eat slower, seems to be working. I have eaten fast many times before like on the run but have never bit my lip either

    as far as I know, top and bottom alignment is the way its always been after getting braces removed all those years ago with the exception of 4 front teeth slightly angled, I would have to try the invisalign to straighten these.


    despite some modern day people calling this 'fashion' for those of us who had to wear head gear most likely was another torture device, like the bands, who were made fun of and not a admired fashion accessory, worst time period in my life.

    with modern day teeth fixes, do kids still wear these?

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThT4U9-UyaP4CFtPykww3


    That reminds me of the orthodontia work I had done in the late 40s and early 50s, although it didn't seem so bad as you remember it. There was some temporary discomfort when bands were pounded around by teeth and the wires tightened, but it wasn't that bad. I got to take the two rubber bands out while eating.

    The work took about three years; it cost only about $1000 total! I wonder how much it would cost now.



    it was the late 70's for me, did I mention I was a kid and several doctors putting strange things in my mouth? oh I remember it bad alright, I am sooo glad I have no cavities, I have Odontophobia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_fear caused by previous traumatic dental experiences



    my first lesson in gag reflex and not in a good way icon_lol.gif

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    Aug 12, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    It's a vicious cycle. You bite your lip, so it swells slightly. Now, the swollen lip is more likely to get bitten when you chew. The cycle keeps repeating. Fortunately, it will eventually subside. You just have to wait it out.
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    Aug 12, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidIt's a vicious cycle. You bite your lip, so it swells slightly. Now, the swollen lip is more likely to get bitten when you chew. The cycle keeps repeating. Fortunately, it will eventually subside. You just have to wait it out.


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    Aug 13, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    I've done this once in awhile, on my lip or on the inside of my cheek. Like you described, then I did it over and over again in the same place, and drew a bit of blood. I finally figured out that the times when this happens to me are times when I'm hurrying. I slowed down, and it stopped happening.
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    Aug 13, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    I've also had it happen on the inside of my cheek, haven't the foggiest idea why. I do have a theory though regarding when I bite my lip. Invariably it seems that I was at the very beginning stages of a canker sore in that very spot. So maybe the slight swelling of the beginning of the canker sore puts the lip in a place where it usually isn't and that's why you end up biting it. Anyway, that's my theory, who knows if there's any validity to it!
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    Aug 13, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    Stop using hydrogen peroxide! It harms tissue. If you feel the need to rinse with something, use a diluted warm salt water solution.
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    Aug 13, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidStop using hydrogen peroxide! It harms tissue. If you feel the need to rinse with something, use a diluted warm salt water solution.


    I've found hydrogen peroxide to be a very good antiseptic, especially when applied directly on a canker sore. Salt water is good too, though.