International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017 | Rating: 6.4 / 10


Awareness of Oral Bacterial Infection among Chronic Nail Biting Individuals

Ilakkiya.E [2]


Abstract: AWARENESS OF ORAL BACTERIAL INFECTION AMONG CHRONIC NAIL BITING INDIVIDUALS. AIM AND OBJECTIVE To identify the awareness of oral bacterial infection among chronic nail biting Persons BACKGROUND Nail biting is a common oral habit in children and young adults. Nail biting is also called as Onychophagia. The etiology suggested for nailbiting include anxiety, stress, loneliness, imitation of other family member, heredity, inactivity, transference from a thumb-sucking habit, and poorly manicured nails. REASON Nail biting can causes oral bacterial infection. Chronic nail biting can lead to damage of cuticles and nails. It can also leads to secondary bacterial infection and dental problem. The aim of and this study is to check the awareness of oral bacterial infection in chronic nail biting persons.


Keywords: BACTERIAL, NAIL, ORAL, INFECTION


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,


Pages: 614 - 615


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