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Do you bite your nails?

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!

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Skip
1 month ago

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.

KellyR
1 month ago

Don’t bite my nails. I get ulcers instead.

Michael Galvin, PhD
1 month ago

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.

Doug Turner
1 month ago

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!!

Rosalie Magistro
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug Turner

My female dane did that too. Never had to clip her nails

Skip
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug Turner

My beagle does also chew her nails even though I clip them.

Thomas D
1 month ago

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!

Gary G
1 month ago

Nope, grew up on a ranch, think about it. Washed hands before it was popular.

kat
1 month ago

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!

Robert
1 month ago

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.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

A local radio host says “All men trim their nails at red lights”.

Gayle
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

He is way off base of course…

Bull
1 month ago

Great way to build up your immune system!

Wayne
1 month ago

Never did. Not an anxious or stress filled person.

The Lazy Q
1 month ago

Only when I’m nervous, scared, upset, ill, driving, watching tv, sitting by the fire etc…

tom
1 month ago

I carry nail clippers at all times. Keeping nails clean and neatly trimmed is a personal habit.

Gayle
1 month ago
Reply to  tom

Ditto.

Ronald
1 month ago

One good thing about having false teeth 😁

Lisa Adcox
1 month ago
Reply to  Ronald

So true also fake nails can help a nail biter.