Nail and Lip Biting
Are you or your child a nail biter? You might both be. Often kids pick up the habit from copying their parents! Of course lip and nail biting can result in dried cracked lips and ragged, ugly nails. But we’re dentists, not beauticians - so we’re more worried about the long-term damage to teeth in terms of growth and direction.
Myofunctional therapy is a great way of correcting these sorts of bad oral habits. Why would we be able to stop your child biting their nails when you’ve already tried everything? Most children respond better to the instructions and encouragement of someone who’s not their parent. Annoying but true.
Learn more about our Myofunctional therapy here.