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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_biting

Nail biting, also known as onychophagy or onychophagia (or even erroneously onchophagia), ... Signs and symptoms[edit]. Nail biting usually leads to deleterious effects in fingers, but also mouth and more generally the digestive system.

articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/26/nail-biting.aspx

Jul 26, 2014 ... There are many theories why nail biting is common, but this may actually be harmful to you beyond the emotional effects.

www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/nail-biting/faq-20058548

Find out how nail biting can contribute to infections — and how to stop this bad habit. ... Nail biting isn't without risks, however. For example, nail biting can:.

www.buzzfeed.com/mirandalarbi/facts-everyone-who-bites-their-nails-needs-to-know

Oct 19, 2015 ... Back in 2007, Turkish scientists tested 59 people to see whether nail biting had any real effect on transporting bacteria to the mouth.

www.prevention.com/beauty/biting-your-nails-heath-risks

Apr 25, 2017 ... Nail biting is not only gross, it can be dangerous to your health. Here are 7 reasons to quit biting your nails.

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/nail-biting-bad-for-you_n_5675467.html

Aug 18, 2014 ... Nail biting can also have effects on your teeth: As Everyday Health points out, it can lead to teeth shifting out of place, as well as potential ...

www.aol.com/article/2016/02/25/it-turns-out-nail-biting-is-much-more-than-just-a-bad-habit/21318543

Feb 25, 2016 ... When you bite your nails, you're transferring potentially dangerous bacteria into your vital organs, putting yourself at risk for abdominal pain ...

www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/stop-nail-biting-tips

It could be your parents' fault: Scientists aren't sure if nail biting is genetic, but ... you can look for stickers made to cover nails -- they can have the same effect.

www.menshealth.com/health/dangers-nail-biting

Jul 8, 2014 ... Social stigma aside, experts say gnawing on your nails could lead to some scary health ... But is biting your fingernails actually dangerous?