(HealthDay News) -- Nail biting is a common way to cope with anxiety or boredom, but it's an unhealthy habit.
Here's what the Nemours Foundation has to say about the dangers of nail biting:
- Biting your nails prevents them from doing their job, from helping to pick up small objects to scratching an itch.
- Biting nails can lead to tiny openings in the skin, which can trigger an infection.
- Germs that lurk beneath your nails can enter your mouth while you're biting them.