Is chewing ice bad for your teeth?

  1. scoop profile image84
    scoopposted 5 years ago

    Is chewing ice bad for your teeth?

  2. cactusbythesea profile image89
    cactusbytheseaposted 5 years ago

    Yes, you can fracture or crack your tooth just from chewing on ice.  Chewing ice also wears down the enamel on your teeth.

  3. visionandfocus profile image71
    visionandfocusposted 5 years ago

    Enamel is really hard but if it is undermined in some way (e.g. decayed dentine underneath or if the tooth has a big filling), then chewing on ice can chip the tooth and/or the filling. Also, if you make a habit of chewing ice (or gum for that matter), it can contribute to TMJ (temperomandibular joint, i.e. jaw joint) problems like pain or discomfort.