Chewing your food

Australia
July 18, 2007 11:30pm CST
I noticed something really weird today, that I always chew food on the left hand side of my mouth! I dont know why I do this but I have noticed that I always do it, every single time I put food into my mouth it goes naturally to that side, so what side of your mouth do you chew on? Do you always do it the same or does it change?
6 responses
• Malaysia
30 Jul 07
....me? it went to left side. It will never change because my left molar and premolar teeth had gone...gone forever and will never make come back unless I spend my money to dentist for an imitation tooth's replacement.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
29 Jul 07
i just realise it now that i have read your discussion and yes i do chew food to at the left side of my mouth. docotrs say we have to chew on both side but i think once you egt use to it, its a habit hard to break.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
i chew on the left side too. but sometimes when i get a toothache on that side i try to chew on the right. but it's really difficult cause it keeps coming back to the left.
@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
It's been a habit forming to do a thing or two everyday. I never knew I chew the food I eat on one side of my mouth. Now, I noticed it's always on my right side. I think we better change that mode because some teeth might have been tired of chewing the food there.
@stealthy (8190)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I'm a very methodical eater. If I'm eating just one thing, I will chew the first bite on the right side the next on the left and then back to the right and I will try to end on the left. If I am eating a mixture of items like a meal then I will start on the right and chew what I choose as the first item on the right and then sequence through the other items, sometimes one at a time and some times I like to mix a bite like a corn chip with a bite of a sandwich, chewing on the right and then start over chewing on the left and again trying to end the whole meal on the left.
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I chew on the left because I have a broken bottom tooth on the right, and I don't want to break it anymore. I have done it for about a year now and it is habit.