Wednesday, 20 November 2013

 
 
Chewing Ice Can Cause Serious Tooth Damage
 
 
With good oral hygiene and proper dental care, your teeth should last a lifetime. But the violent bashing of ice inside your mouth can cause dental emergencies like teeth fractures, cracking and chipping.
Even if you can’t see the damage, chewing ice can:
  • Wear down tooth enamel
  • Increase sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • Make teeth more vulnerable to decay.
Plus, you run the risk of damaging dental work you’ve had done like veneers and fillings. That could mean a lot of pain—in your mouth and your wallet.

Tip to kick the habit

If you must have something to chew on, we recommend sugar-free gum. And leave the ice in your glass!

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