It’s a common habit, biting your nails. But is it as harmless as you think it is? Biting your nails can become a serious issue, causing dental problems you do not want such as disease-causing bacteria, infections and tooth issues such as misshaped and shifted teeth. These issues can end up costing you a lot of money over time to fix it all.
When biting your nails, you are transferring germs from your hands to your mouth. This can cause bacteria build up in your mouth and cause a serious infection. Over time, another issue becomes the shift and shape of your teeth that becomes compromised.
At Oakwood Dental Arts, our New Jersey Dentists specialize in making sure you are aware of all risks for gum disease or anything else that will compromise the position of your teeth. If you believe your teeth are being compromised because of nail biting, make an appointment at any of our New Jersey Locations.