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Top 8 Worst Foods for Your Teeth #5 Ice

According to the American Dental Association “chewing on a hard substance can damage enamel and make you susceptible to dental emergencies such as chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, or loosened crowns.” It is interesting that many people believe the habit of chewing ice is actually good for your teeth. Many are addicted to ice chewing thinking it’s harmless, after-all it’s just frozen water? Every year Erbsville Dental see’s many patients who need repairs do to the habit, so here are a few tips to help you stop chewing ice.

Try chilled drinks instead of adding ice to reduce that urge to chomp. If anxiety and stress is the root cause and you need to chew something, reach for a health alternative like apples, carrots or even sugar free gum.

Read our original article on the top 8 worst foods for your teeth.