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What can I do to fix a crack in my upper and lower teeth from biting my nails?

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In brief: See dentist

May not just be from nail biting.
See a dentist first then work together on the nail biting...Got to stop...Para functional habit that can create a lot of problems.

In brief: See dentist

May not just be from nail biting.
See a dentist first then work together on the nail biting...Got to stop...Para functional habit that can create a lot of problems.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Agree with Dr J.B. There are so many other causes that weaken teeth and destroy enamel, soda, ice chewing, acidic drinks as fruit. Talk 2 your dentist & think of other things in your daily life that may B the culprit. B honest when U discuss this with him/her.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Restorations

Bondings, veneers or crowns done by your dentist depending on the situation.

In brief: Restorations

Bondings, veneers or crowns done by your dentist depending on the situation.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
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In brief: Stop the habit

It is rare to actually break teeth by biting your nails.
This actually happens because you are grinding the edges of the teeth together while biting your nail. Your dentist can probably repair the teeth with a composite restoration, but as long as you are still biting it will break of again. You must stop the habit if you donot want this to happen again. It is more common to damage you gums.

In brief: Stop the habit

It is rare to actually break teeth by biting your nails.
This actually happens because you are grinding the edges of the teeth together while biting your nail. Your dentist can probably repair the teeth with a composite restoration, but as long as you are still biting it will break of again. You must stop the habit if you donot want this to happen again. It is more common to damage you gums.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Raj Upadya
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Find the true cause

The true cause may astonish you.
.. It may be a combination of nail biting, grinding, a bad bite relationship, among others... The solution could be as simple as resin bonding, or as complex as veneers... The true cause needs to be determined, and your bite equilibrated (balanced), then you can have long term success.

In brief: Find the true cause

The true cause may astonish you.
.. It may be a combination of nail biting, grinding, a bad bite relationship, among others... The solution could be as simple as resin bonding, or as complex as veneers... The true cause needs to be determined, and your bite equilibrated (balanced), then you can have long term success.
Dr. Raj Upadya
Dr. Raj Upadya
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