It is difficult to get rid of these bad habits. They are not only present in children, but also in adults. This habit, above all, has a cosmetic effect, such as deformation of fingers, and it also has multiple consequences for our health.
1. Spoils the teeth
Because of this habit, the teeth have to work “overtime”, which results in hurting your biting abilities. Specifically, during the biting teeth are not in their proper position, which weakens and therefore distorts the bite.
2. It harms your general health
It is well known that our hands are full of bacteria, and often we forget to regularly wash our hands. During nail biting, the bacteria enters the mouth and the digestive system, which causes a variety of infections.
3. Deteriorating cuticles
This unpleasant inflammation exacerbates the habit of biting your nails as this can transfer bacteria and micro-organisms through small abrasions that are created by your teeth. This leads to inflammation, pain and redness to the nail.
4. Growth of viral warts
They are often located right on the hands. The most common are warts caused by the human papilloma virus , and among children and adolescents are spread molluscum warts. All warts of a viral origin are easily transferable, and nail biting can spread them to the face and mouth.
5. Entails additional costs
Because of all these problems sooner or later you will be forced to spend money for dentists, dermatologists, and various means to mitigate the consequences. So rather try to solve this bad habit that you do not bring anything good.