Your Health For Tag "nail biting"

  • Biting your fingernails can harm your mouth
    Sep. 13, 2021

    Biting your fingernails can harm your mouth

    General oral health

    Nail biting can spread harmful bacteria, viruses and more from your fingers to your mouth. This can increase your risk of colds and other infections. The risk is particularly high in children because they have less developed immune systems than adults and may not always wash their hands properly.

  • Three Nervous Habits That Are Harming Your Teeth
    Jun. 19, 2015

    Three Nervous Habits That Are Harming Your Teeth

    General oral health

    We've all got a nervous habit or two, whether it's chewing nails, tapping toes or chomping gum. For the most part, nervous habits are harmless – but there are a few that can be bad news for oral health. Here are three to stop. Nail biting. Nibbling on your nails can stress your teeth and... More »