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11 Slightly Horrifying Facts That Will Stop You Biting Your Nails

Unless you love sucking up 10 million germs a day, ofc.

1. There are all kinds of deeply wretched germs crawling under your fingernails.

2. When you suck and chew on your fingernails, they become an even greater bacterial paradise.

3. If you bite your nails, chances are that you’re already causing dental damage.

4. You're more likely to grind your molars into dust at night.

5. Brace-wearing biters run the risk of causing unprecedented damage to their chompers.

6. Nail biting can make you prone to grim gums...

7. It can also help cultivate skunk breath.

8. Your fingertips can soon turn into a pus bath.

9. Nail biting can even lead to ORAL STIs. NO JOKE.

10. Nail varnish is essentially poison and should not be chewed.

11. And finally, those nails might NEVER GROW BACK.

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