When you’re looking for a men’s salon near Buckhead and Sandy Springs, GA that has your best interests in mind, we hope you’ll choose 18|8 Brookhaven. As your trusted style providers, we want to do all we can to make sure that you look your best! With our nail treatments, we can have your fingernails looking better than ever. While our treatments are meant to make your nails look great, we’d like to take this time to talk about something that’ll do just the opposite – nail-biting. Nail-biting can be harmful to you in ways that are apparent and also in other ways that you may not have even realized. Here are a few things you need to know about nail-biting.

It Can Ruin Your Fingernails

By biting at your nails and picking at the skin around your nails, you can create small, open sores that can become home to bacteria and other infections. Also, the constant nail-biting habit can become troublesome if you want to keep your nails presentable. Your nails may start to grow in jagged and uneven, your nails may become ingrown, and worst of all – your nails may not even grow back.

Nail Biting Can Cause Dental Damage

While it’s possible that an innocent little bite can cause a chip or a fracture in your teeth, it’s most harmful because of the damage it can do to your teeth over time. Constantly biting your nails will interfere with the natural way that your teeth come together when you bite down. This can cause your teeth to gradually shift out of their correct positioning, become misshapen, or give you a malocclusion (bad bite).

Your Fingernails Are Home to Bacteria

You may not realize this, but your fingernails are actually an ideal place for bacteria to grow and thrive. This can include bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli. By biting your nails, you’re actually allowing the bacteria to transfer into your mouth, which can then lead into the rest of your body and make it much easier for you to get a nasty infection.

Visit Your Buckhead and Sandy Springs Men’s Salon!

If you’d like to improve the health and the look of your fingernails, we encourage you to stop by sometime and get a manicure at our men’s salon. To schedule an appointment with us, you can easily book online or you can give us a call at (404) 481-5368. We’re looking forward to seeing you and making sure that you look great!