Nail-biting is a problem for many, young and old. But it’s a habit you should really try to break if possible. Not only is nibbling on your fingertips unhygienic, but it can cause potential damage to your teeth (chipping) or result in an uncomfortable nail infection.
Fortunately, there are some products on the market formulated to help you stop biting your nails. They offer a harmless, but bitter taste to deter you from putting your fingers in your mouth. They can also be used to prevent kids from sucking on their thumbs.
Here, we rounded up a few options to narrow down your choices.
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1. ella+mila Nail Care – No More Biting
According to the brand, this product only needs a new application every two weeks.
Pros: The vegan formula is free of formaldehyde, toluene or dibutyl phthalate.
Cons: The taste may transfer easily.
2. Mavala Nail Alert
It’s recommended that you reapply this product as needed every two to three days.
Pros: It can be used with or without nail polish and is safe for children ages three and up.
Cons: Some may find it can transfer to finger food.
3. Onyx Professional Stop The Bite
This formula is said to help stimulate nail growth on top of preventing biting.
Pros: The brand offers the product in a pack of two, should you desire to stock up.
Cons: Some may find it doesn’t have the best staying power.