Do you bite your nails when you are nervous or feel too lazy to get a nail cutter? If yes, you are one of the many people with this destructive habit that affects both children and adults. Your dentist will tell you that nail biting is extremely bad for your teeth and gums. Here’s how nail biting destroys your teeth and dulls your smile.
– Nail biting out of anxiety is a common cause of Bruxism, a medical condition where patients grind their teeth when stressed.
– Nails are made up of Keratin, a very hard component that chips teeth and tears gum tissue.
– Your fingernails carry bacteria that can infect your mouth’s cavity and body.
You don’t have to ruin your teeth and smile. Use a nail cutter, try different stress managing methods and regularly see your dentist!
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