Old habits die hard, but luckily, nail biting is a habit that can be broken with a steady reserve of patience and self-determination. It is most common to bite one’s nails in situations of stress, anxiety, hunger or boredom.
Why you need to stop your nails
You already know this – biting nails is extremely unhygienic! Apart from making your hands and fingernails look straight miserable, this habit increases the risk of infections in the area underneath the nail. It also increases the risk of spreading cold-causing bacteria between the nails and mouth, nail deformation, bleeding of cuticles, etc. In severe situations, it may even lead to dental problems such as spread of infections to the gums.