If you bite your nails, you aren’t alone. It’s said that about 20-30 percent of the U.S. population are nail biters, and up to 50 percent of all teenagers are too. That’s a lot of nail chompers out there!
Are you one of those people that always bite their nails? From anxiety? Boredom? Hunger? Do you bite them sometimes? Never? Please tell us in the poll below.
If you broke your nail-biting habit, please tell us how in the comments – you may help some fellow readers (and staff members) out. Thanks!
Nasty! I carry Clippers and have for 40 plus years. God only knows what’s under the finger nails. I remember reading an article some years ago that the germs were equivalent to a toilet. Yup I’m good. Happy chewing to those that do.
Don’t bite my nails. I get ulcers instead.
To stop biting nails, get a wrist golf counter, or use the counter on your smartphone. Any time you touch tooth to nail, count it. Enter the daily total on a graph. Watch the curve go down.
Nope, never have but, we recently got a Great Dane pup that lays on her back and chews on her nails! I’ve never seen a dog chew on their own nails before. Pretty crazy site!!
My female dane did that too. Never had to clip her nails
My beagle does also chew her nails even though I clip them.
Think about it before you chew. Where have your hands been. Do you scrub your nails with a brush before putting them in your mouth? Gross!
Nope, grew up on a ranch, think about it. Washed hands before it was popular.
I gave up nail biting for Lent when I was in the 8th grade. Haven’t done it since, and I used to bite them right down to painful nothings!
I chewed my nails for over 60 years which was an ugly habit, but finally stopped a couple of years ago. I keep my nails trimmed and clean now.
A local radio host says “All men trim their nails at red lights”.
He is way off base of course…
Great way to build up your immune system!
Never did. Not an anxious or stress filled person.
Only when I’m nervous, scared, upset, ill, driving, watching tv, sitting by the fire etc…
I carry nail clippers at all times. Keeping nails clean and neatly trimmed is a personal habit.
One good thing about having false teeth 😁
So true also fake nails can help a nail biter.