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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 2 ( April-June, 2016 ) > List of Articles


Cheek Plumper: An Innovative Anti-cheek Biting Appliance

Vivek Rana, Prerna Panthri

Keywords : Cheek biting, Intraoral cheek biting appliance, Plumper, White flaky keratinization

Citation Information : Rana V, Panthri P. Cheek Plumper: An Innovative Anti-cheek Biting Appliance. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016; 9 (2):146-148.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1352

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


One of the most challenging tasks for a pediatric dentist is the management of deleterious oral habits which adversely affect the dentofacial complex. However, if these habits can be intercepted and diagnosed well in time, they can save the patient from the psychological impact of undergoing long treatment therapies. One such rare deleterious oral habit is cheek biting that affects the buccal mucosa. Presented here is a case report which describes the interception of this deleterious habit in a 15-year-old female child who was a bilateral cheek biter with the help of an innovative intraoral appliance: The cheek plumper. How to cite this article: Rana V, Srivastava N, Kaushik N, Panthri P. Cheek Plumper: An Innovative Anti-cheek Biting Appliance. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016;9(2):146-148.

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