Why are my fingernails notching?

Over the past month or so, I’ve started having the last three nails of my left hand chip and notch nearly in the very center, for no reason I can figure out. I wear them fairly short to begin with, and to get rid of the annoying notch I have to cut them down nearly to the quick. It’s strange that it is just these three. I haven’t been doing anything new that I know of, or changed my diet especially. What could be causing it?