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As a NYC cosmetic dentist, I see a lot of cheek biting. Some cases are simply accidental, some cases are chronic, yet have easily remedied medical reasons, and some are physiological in nature. Let’s go over a few reasons/causes:

The first cause of cheek biting is what I call “careless chewing.” It’s something we all probably do from time to time. It’s when you’re chewing and usually trying to do something else — talking, reaching for something, reading etc. Talking is really the biggest culprit here (be it far from me to admonish people for reading while eating — my newspaper is a staple at lunch). This can be remedied by perhaps paying a little more attention to chewing, slowing down while eating, and similar.

But again, this is something we all probably do. Thus, an occasional cheek/lip bite is usually not a cause for concern.

More problematic is chronic cheek biting, usually due to some sort of misalignment in your teeth, or perhaps due to TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). This is quite common in some people — misaligned teeth cause our bites to be “off,” and can cause an occasional nip to the cheek/tongue/lips.


Here are some reasons that I bite my cheeks!!!

The Pentagon paid hundreds of billions of dollars to defense contractors engaged in criminal or civil fraud — in some cases paying the companies after they were convicted, according to a new Defense Department report.

At least 91 contractors holding contracts worth $270 billion were the subjects of civil fraud judgments — and in some cases criminal fraud convictions as well, many of which resulted in fines, suspensions or debarments. Even so, Defense Department contracting officers still assigned $4.9 billion worth of work with these companies after the fraud was uncovered, the report said.

So they know who the frickin felons are and they give them MORE CONTRACTS.

So now I need to wash more blood out of my mouth!

Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), the ex-Congressman who infamously resigned in 2006 as a result of a scandal involving his sexually explicit instant message conversations with male Congressional pages, is making his way back out into the public eye. As the Palm Beach Post reports, he spoke last week — at a meeting of the Palm Beach County Young Republicans.

In addition, the paper notes, he gave an introduction speech this past Tuesday for freshman GOP Rep. Allen West, who hails form a neighboring district, at the grand opening of West’s district office in West Palm Beach.

As the paper reports:

There was criticism when the Young Republicans announced via Twitter and Facebook that Foley would be speaking at last week’s meeting in West Palm Beach.

“Have you people lost your minds?” one critic tweeted.

But Young Republicans President Jackie Fay said Foley was a hit.

Okay, I mean do you have to be 18 in order to be a member of the Young Repubs?

Oh God almighty, I just bit my tongue. I bit my tongue and I am not even in seizure.! Damn!

“Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She’s doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news,” Ron Reagan said.

“She is not a serious candidate for president and never has been,” said Reagan, a political independent whose politics lean left.

But former Reagan speechwriter Kenneth Khachigian praised the choice of Palin to discuss Reagan’s legacy.

At last some clarity to the world news!

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an independent investigation into all prisoner deaths at Guantanamo Bay after a 48-year-old Afghan detainee collapsed and died.

The U.S. military said the prisoner, Awal Gul, died of “apparent natural causes” on Tuesday, collapsing in the shower after working out on an elliptical machine. Military spokesman Army Col. Scott Malcom said the death was still under investigation but that an autopsy completed Thursday appeared to indicate a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism as the cause…

“Given the lack of transparency at Guantanamo, each and every death there should be fully and independently investigated

This poor guy had 18 kids.

Now I say poor guy. Hell, he might have been planning to blow up America for chrissakes.


My God, this time I lost a tooth!

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) signaled what she sees as her “motivation in life” at a Republican dinner in Montana over the weekend.

“I take my first political breath every morning with one thought in mind,” the Tea Party darling told her audience, the Missoulian reports. “Repeal Obamacare… That’s my motivation in life.”

According to the Treasure State-based outlet, Bachmann said the health care reform package signed into law by President Barack Obama last year really “is something else.” She reportedly went on to revive a criticism she’s unleashed multiple times before, characterizing the legislation as “the crown jewel of socialism.”


Anybody got a straw?

6 thoughts on “CHEEK BITING!

  1. I got this loose tooth Dick that just keeps flopping around but won’t fall out. Been that way for a couple of months. I bite my tongue sometimes and that hurts like hell. It seems to be happening with more frequency of late. It’s all the chemicals all our lives kicking in I think. WTF?

    1. You and me both. In my case, it’s my damn front tooth, no less. If I lose it, I’ll have no choice but to spend a fortune (that I don’t have) on a cap. Oy.

      I also suffer from TMJ, and find myself biting my tongue, lips and cheeks quite often. Mostly by accident, but sometimes out of nervous habit. So this post makes perfect sense to me.

      1. This is great Lis. Pretty soon it’ll be like in third world countries where people walk around with half their teeth missing. The reason, of course, is going to the dentist is a pit stop along the way to bankruptcy.

        I notice though, that even though Cheney has long been missing some marbles he looks to have teeth, real or not, where they belong.

        Take Reagan, Cheney and Bush. Fine teeth all. But their heads would challenge the best that mental health services could offer. Cart before the horse.

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