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    Recently I have noticed I am biting my cheek in mouth whilst sleeping.Not sure if I need to get some kind of teeth guard fit night.
    Currently using bonjela to soothe it.
    Anyone else got this problem ?
    Best wishes
    Mary

    #2
    Hopefully your get a mouth guard Mary. I think Mathew mentioned one a white back. I bite the inside of my mouth and lip quite often when I’m eating so have to eat very carefully x
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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      #3
      Yes I do too Mary. Think it's yet another complication

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        #4
        Originally posted by Mary C View Post
        Recently I have noticed I am biting my cheek in mouth whilst sleeping.Not sure if I need to get some kind of teeth guard fit night.
        Currently using bonjela to soothe it.
        Anyone else got this problem ?
        Best wishes
        Mary
        Sometimes bite my lower lip when eating...I too have to be careful. Haven't noticed at night but I've a mask covering nose and mouth. 😘
        Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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          #5
          I'm the same. I swill my mouth with luke warm salt water which helps it heal. I also got a cheap mouth gaurd from amazon but my partner got one from his dentist which fits better.
          Diagnosed May 2021 bulbar onset als.

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            #6
            Go to your dentist and get upper and lower gum shields. Nothing like what rugby players wear. I wear my lower one 24/7 with no pain and no problems. πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ€—xx
            Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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              #7
              Thing about biting your tongue or lip you just know you will do it again.

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                #8
                Except with MND/ASL you loose control of your tounge and your jaw moves. Just saying πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜xx
                Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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                  #9
                  I know I was just saying too. Thing is I never know where to put my tongue when I'm trying to get to sleep. As for the dentist I mean it has a life of it's own. 😳

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                    #10
                    Me too biting cheeks and lips but not while sleeping. And when I sneeze tongue gets stuck in gaps between teeth. OWW! Also use Bonjela. I was in the process of having an implant when diagnosed so abandoned it to avoid most of the cost. Big mistake! Seeing dentist next week about mouthguard.
                    Diagnosed June 2019. Bulbar palsy. Lost voice. Using PEG fitted April 2021 alongside eating normally albeit slowly and messily at times.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mary C View Post
                      ... I am biting my cheek in mouth whilst sleeping.Not sure if I need to get some kind of teeth guard fit night.
                      All too common an issue Mary 😩

                      I definitely recommend a dentist-made mouthguard for your upper teeth - they are worth the money.

                      You will have an impression of your teeth taken, which involves biting down on a 'putty' type material for a very short period, but it's not unpleasant.

                      I wear mine only in bed and, if I have sore inner cheeks, like you, I use Bonjela.

                      Another thing for your To Do list, I'm afraid. xx
                      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

                      ​

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                        #12
                        Find a dental hospital near by and get it for free. If you're lucky you get a student. Best extraction of my life! πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ§πŸ˜xx
                        Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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                          #13
                          Thanks everyone.I have a dental appointment soon so will discuss it then.I have had impressions before and I gag.Oh well needs sorting.LindaB
                          Hi Linda ...well done you adapting to the NIV.
                          best wishes
                          Mary x

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                            #14
                            I had that problem until I lost a back tooth

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Mary C View Post
                              Recently I have noticed I am biting my cheek in mouth whilst sleeping.Not sure if I need to get some kind of teeth guard fit night.
                              Currently using bonjela to soothe it.
                              Anyone else got this problem ?
                              Best wishes
                              Mary
                              I do this all the time when eating, even when I’m being super careful! Also biting my tongue, which is even worse
                              Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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