Nail Biting Can Cause Havoc On Your Teeth

Categories: Dental, Oral Hygiene

Are You An Incurable Nail Biter?

The Academy of General Dentistry has factual data proving that habitual nail biting can lead to cracked, broken, worn and chipped front teeth.  Even worse is the damage that nail biting presents to your gums putting your overall health at risk because bacteria from your nails can spread from your nails into your bloodstream.

Although nail biting is the most common of risk factors to your teeth and gums, biting objects such as pencils, paper clips and other items can result in the same level of deterioration of your teeth and gums.

Orthodontic Brace Wearers at Even Greater Risk!

We know that nail biting can lead to sore, torn and worn gum tissue.  But, imagine the extent of risk and damage to teeth already under the pressure of the orthodontic brace.  Nail biting adds to this pressure and can cause additional pressure on the teeth and gums, leaving them subject to faster wearing down and infection.

What Are Some Suggested Remedies for Nail Biters?

Many people have been trying to break the habit of nail biting since they were children.  If you are a nail biter, no doubt you heard from your parents, teachers and friends to stop biting your nails.

Since this is a developed habit, the use of more professional remedies is found very effective in eliminating habitual nail biting. The use of a mouth guard to prevent biting or various therapy exercises have been prescribed, with success, for stopping the habit.

Check with Your New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem

You will be pleased to know that the cosmetic dentistry of Dr. Ron Rotem can correct damage caused to your teeth and gums as a result of years of habitual nail biting.

If you have difficulty with a nail biting habit, make an appointment with New Jersey dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem. A consultation with Dr. Rotem will be most helpful in determining the degree of damage you may have caused to your teeth and gums and what remedies are possible to repair the damage and eliminate the habit.

Biting your nails can put your overall health in danger.  Let Dr. Rotem help you today to eliminate the nail biting risks threatening the health of your teeth and gums as well as your overall health.