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!