Nail-biting is a habit that can cause damage to the teeth, requiring treatment from your dentist. Sometimes caused by anxiety, finding ways to break the habit can help improve your oral health.
- A nail-biting habit can erode the enamel on your teeth or cause then to shift or even fracture.
- Regular nail biting can put extra stress on the jaw joint and may lead to pain or joint disorders.
- Your mouth and gums are exposed to more bacteria of different types than usual when you bite your nails.
Nail-biting also exposes people to more bacteria that could cause both oral and systemic infections, including E. coli.
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