Is chewing ice as bad as they make it seem??


Bad news…It’s extremely normal for people to chew ice without thinking. Chewing ice, on the other hand, can lead to a variety of dental health problems, as well as an expensive trip to the dentist or orthodontist. Here are some of the consequences of chewing ice.

Damage tooth enamel 

Despite the fact that tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, chewing ice can harm it. Enamel protects teeth from sugar and acid attacks and is the first line of defense against cavities. Chewing ice damages tooth enamel, making a tooth more sensitive to acid assaults and tooth decay.

Destroy oral appliances

Braces and retainers are important dental tools for building healthy smiles with optimal tooth and bite alignment. Chewing ice, despite its tough exterior, can harm dental equipment. Braces wearers run the risk of dislodging wires or destroying brackets, resulting in an expensive appointment to the orthodontist. If your child wears an oral device, it’s critical that you explain the dangers of chewing ice to them.

Crack or chip teeth

Although teeth appear to be tough and durable, they are not built to crunch exceptionally hard objects such as ice. Chewing ice can easily result in a cracked or chipped tooth, necessitating an emergency dental appointment to repair the damage.

Although we all know that chewing ice is fun and is refreshing on a hot summer day, it’s a bad habit and could really damage your teeth if you are doing it consistently, while breaking a bad habit is really hard we suggest that you try your best to stop. We have faith in you, maybe get a popsicle instead?