Need A Reason To Stop Biting Your Nails?
Probably the most common bad habit, nail-biting can chip your teeth and even have an impact on your jaw. Not to mention the high amounts of germs lurking under fingernails shouldn’t be in your mouth.
•Biting nails creates a friction between the tooth and the nail that can cause your teeth to erode over time
•teeth can break or chip
•tooth enamel can splinter
•Nail biting can cause the teeth to move
—Leading to gaps and a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth
—Risk reversing the orthodontic work already done
•Biting your nails poses a threat to your gums
—Gingivitis, Gum disease and gum recession can both be caused by nail biting as your fingernails transport bacteria into your mouth and can damage or infect your gum tissue
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