November 14th, 2019
Nail biting. We can all remember doing it at one time or another. Many of us grow out of the habit of nail biting.
But there are some real dental consequences to nail biting. Like jaw injuries and cracked teeth---are some results of nail biting.
If you feel this a habit you can't break on your own. Think about the causes of the nail biting. Is it anxiety, hunger, nervousness?
Many people find nail-biting avoidance with specific nail polishes, strictly made to help avoid nail biting. Other's seek out therapy or self-soothing aids to help calms nerves to help avoid nail biting. Or others talk to their dentist about ways to get help to stop nail biting.
Not only can nail biting cause dental issues. It can also lead to picking up germs and spreading germs more easily. It's something to think about during the upcoming flu season.
Many people get their nails professionally done with nail tips to avoid the visual look of bitten nails, which is only covering up the issue.
The more you bite nails, the more your nails will stay soft and brittle as well.
If you want strong and healthy nails, start by trying to avoid biting your nails. If your nail cracks or becomes jagged, avoid the urge to just bite your nails. Always have a nail file available or handy, and/or a nail clipper.
The key to stopping nail biting is to get to the root of the behavior.
Dentists, physicians and therapists are a great source to help you out!