Need Another Reason to Break the Nail-Biting Habit? How about Your Oral Health?
Are you a nail biter who is tired of the habit? You may think it’s just you, but it’s not; some estimates indicate that between 20 and 30 percent of adults in the US bite their nails.
Nail biting is commonly associated with anxiety or tension, but that’s not always the case. Frustration, boredom, intense concentration and even hunger are also motivating factors. While you may want to stop biting your nails because it hurts and looks unattractive, many studies indicate a relationship between nail biting and an increase in dental and general health issues.
What’s Under Your Nails
You may wash your hands frequently throughout the day, but under your fingernails is ...