So What Happens to My Teeth When I Chew Ice?Your teeth aren't designed to be tools as many people think. They also aren’t designed to chew things like ice. Ice is a very hard substance and it is hard on your teeth. If you chew ice enough, you can end up with teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold. This could happen if chewing ice damaged your tooth enamel.
Your tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances I your body. It is there to protect your teeth from damage. When you chew ice, it can damage this enamel and allows places for bacteria to gain access to your dentin. This can also leave you at risk for cavities.
Chewing ice can also cause your teeth simply to crack or chip. As strong as your teeth are they are no match for ice. And as strong as crowns and fillings are they too are no match for ice. Do yourself a favor this summer. Get a little fruit juice and water and make your own popsicles out of fruit juice. It’s healthier and better for you than chewing ice. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (503) 420-7600.