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Tango for Drivers
Preventing nail nibbling while driving
A Tale of 2 nail-biters
These are the hands of two nail-biters..
Damage to self-esteem and confidence
At any age but particularly when we are young our self-esteem and confidence are very important to our well-being.
Viral diseases like influenza (flu) infections are transmitted from person to person by droplets
Thumb and Finger-sucking
The hand-to-mouth tendency which facilitates nail-biting also unfortunately facilitates finger and thumb-sucking in children and adolescents and is another major spreader of infection.
Nail-biting- Use of the word
The word nail-biting is unusual in that it is probably more often used in its metaphorical sense than in its real meaning.
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The Many Ways a Nail Biting Habit Affects Your Teeth
Nail biting is a notoriously bad habit but it’s also a common one. You may be stuck in this habit, yourself. While there are worse things than nail biting, you may not realize just how bad it is.
Nail Biting: A Habit or a Disease?
Nail biting (onychophagia) is an oral parafunctional habit—the use of the mouth for a purpose other than speaking, eating, or drinking, a category that includes bruxism (grinding teeth), digit sucking, pencil chewing, and mouth breathing.
How to Help Children with a Nail biting habit
If your child bites their nails, they're not the only one. Around 50% of children between 10 and 18 bite their nails at least occasionally, and for many kids, the habit starts even younger. It’s one of the most common “nervous habits,” a category that also includes hair-twisting, nose-picking, and thumb-sucking. Formally, it's characterized as a body-focused repetitive behaviour.
Nail Biting May Arise from Perfectionism
Far more than a nervous habit, body-focused repetitive behaviours may be a response to boredom and frustration
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