Why is Nail Biting Harmful for Your Teeth? - Dr. Sharma Dental Clinic

February 14, 2017by admin0

Nail biting is generally a normal propensity that influences individuals of any age. There are numerous speculations concerning why individuals nibble their nails. However, some people do because of stress or possibly some people do because of their bad habit. Regardless of whether it is done deliberately or subliminally nail biting affects individuals of any age, especially children.

Around 30 percent of children ages between 7-to-10 years bite their nails and 45 percent of youngsters have this habit. Though, at the first glance nail biting may not seem like a major deal. But genuinely, it can bring both oral and general medical issues in the end.

Reasons to Bite Nails
Stress and fatigue are the fundamental offenders. The habit is regularly an approach to ease fretfulness or to keep one part of our body occupied while tour mind needs intrigue. Dissatisfaction and depression are included as emotional triggers. Plus, gnawing nails can likewise be a symptom of a mental condition, for example, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Side effects of Nail Biting

As per the General Dentistry Academy, Adults or kids who gnaw their nails could split or wear out their front teeth from the anxiety, and individuals who wear brackets are at higher risk of tooth misfortune and root resorption (shortening of the roots).

Nail gnawing can likewise prompt to bruxism-unintentional grinding or teeth clenching which can lead to face-pain, tooth sensitivity, headaches, gums and tooth loss recession. Other risks involved are extreme sensitivity, cracking of the jaw and indentations of the tongue, sore, torn or damaged gum tissue due to spiked, sharp fingernail edges and the spread of bacteria from the mouth to the nail bed or the blood circulatory system and from other body parts to the mouth.

Preventions to Stop Nail Biting

• Always paint your nails with an astringent tasting nail paint. So that dreadful taste will discourage you from gnawing your nails.

• Make sure to keep your nails short, so that you will have to a lesser degree a nail to gnaw.

• Utilize a substitution strategy to deal with your anxiety like yoga, deep breathing or meditation.

• Wear a mouth guard to prevent nail biting or further damage to your teeth.

If nothing works, contact dental specialist – Dr. Sharma in Mohali, who help you using some innovative techniques like helping you in guiding how to rest your tongue upward with teeth separated and lips close to maintaining a strategic distance from tooth harm. For more info, visit www.drsharmadental.com or contact at 9876935099.

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