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I am 80 years old and have started biting the inside of my

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I am 80 years old and have started biting the inside of my mouth when I eat. I have almost complete dentures. Is this something to do with old age and the mouth loosening up

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Sorry to hear about your problem

Yes it is possible as with advancing age the muscles inside the oral cavity do get loose and lax and while chewing they can come in the teeth

Second thing which should be considered is the alignment of the dentures as misalignment can also be the reason for such kind of problem

You do need to see your doctor to have a look at your dentures in this case

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thank you when i consulted my dentist about this he said it was not the denture and to chew more carefully perhaps he did not like to tell me that it may be the muscle reason i surmised this myself

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Yes in that case its likely the loose muscles and you just have to be careful while chewing

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