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    Understand How Nail Biting is Damaging Your Teeth and Smile

    teeth health smile dentistNail biting is a cause of poor dental and general health. Reasons, why people bite on their nails include stress, anxiety and not using the nail cutter. Unfortunately, victims of this bad habit are unaware of its harmful effects. Here is how nail biting is damaging your teeth and smile!
    Key takeaways:
    – The hard substance that makes up our nails (keratin) cracks your teeth, erodes your enamel and tears your gums leading to oral diseases.
    – Biting nails to relieve stress leads to Bruxism, a condition where one grinds their teeth during sleep or anxiety.
    – Unless you often wash your hands, nail biting introduces bacteria to your body, thereby infecting your mouth’s cavity and general health.
    Protect your smile by using other means of relieving stress, trimming nails with a nail cutter and visiting your dentist for treatment of damaged teeth.
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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.