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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Mouth Biting

10/19/2010

Question:

What causes a child to constantly chew the inside of his mouth and how can do you get him to stop?

Answer:

Some children develop a habit of sucking or biting the soft tissues in their mouths. Treatment depends on the severity of the problem and the child's age. Have your child examined by a pediatric dentist. He or she will diagnose the problem and work with you to develop a plan to resolve it.

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University