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Is It Safe to Chew on Ice?
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Moyer Office
There is a big chance that in your lifetime, you have found yourself chewing on a couple of ice cubes. Especially those that linger at the bottom of our favorite beverages can be hard to resist. Any summer that lacks a paper cup full of lemon ice already seems like a season of sweaty sadness. When you fall sick, you can relieve dry mouth by sucking on them. For those who are addicted to ice, you will mostly find yourself chewing on a few bags of ice on a daily basis. Although chewing on ice might be your dog's favorite past time activity, but for you, it could be a sign of pagophagia. This is a medical condition linked to compulsive ice eating mostly observed in anemia patients. Ice-chewing addicts craves ice the same way a cigarette smoker craves cigarettes. As much as it looks like a harmless activity, chewing on ice can cause a lot of damage to your teeth and gums as well. If you are an addict, it is only safe to begin breaking the habit. The Dangers of Chewing IceAn ice chewing addiction will not harm your general health if compared to other addictions. However, the dental damage that comes as a result includes chipped teeth, cracked teeth and a damaged enamel not to mention derailing of existing dental repairs such as fillings and crowns. The sensitivity of your teeth to cold and hot foods and drinks also increases. In addition, your teeth become more prone to cavities. How to Break the HabitIf you have not been tested for anemia, it is advisable to do that first before anything else. Most ice-addicted anemic patients report that their ice-chewing craving subsided after proper treatment. If you are trying to do away with a tobacco habit or relieve dry mouth symptoms, we advise you to switch to cold drinks or unsweetened popsicles instead. If you do not want to curb your habit, you should think about switching to slush which finely shaved. To be able to reduce the damage caused by chewing ice, consulting us should be your topmost priority. We have affordable options that we can discuss to begin your dental maintenance plan....
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Is It Safe to Chew on Ice?
1/15/2020
Why You Need to Call Us if Your Teeth Begin to Shift
12/30/2019
How to Tell if You Have Developed an Oral Abscess
12/15/2019
Signs Your Tooth is Starting to Crack
11/30/2019
How Sugarfree Gum Can Improve Your Oral Health Between Meals
11/15/2019
How to Care for Your Gums After an Extracted Tooth Heals
10/30/2019
Is Caring for Dental Implants Any Different Than Original Teeth?
10/15/2019
Can Food Affect Gum Recession?
9/30/2019
Benefits of Having a Great Dental Hygiene Routine
9/15/2019
Ways We Use Intraoral Cameras to Improve Your Oral Health
8/30/2019
Why Do Some Teeth Chip?
8/15/2019
Numbing Options That Involve No Needles
7/30/2019
Never Eat Breakfast and Head Out Without Brushing Your Teeth!
7/15/2019
Why Your Tooth May Hurt After Getting a Filling
6/30/2019
What Your Bad Breath Might Be Telling You
6/15/2019
What Black Tea Can Do to Improve Your Oral Health
5/30/2019
Ways to Properly Care For Dental Veneers
5/15/2019
Dental Chips Need Attention So as Not to Leave You with a Broken Tooth
4/30/2019
Dangers of Panicking During a Dental Emergency
4/15/2019
Signs You Have a Cavity Surrounding Your Filling
3/20/2019
How Missing Teeth Directly Impacts What Foods You Get to Eat
3/10/2019
Are White Spots on Your Teeth Natural?
2/28/2019
How Folic Acid Can Benefit a Baby's Dental Development
2/15/2019
Is Insomnia Damaging Your Teeth?
1/30/2019
How to Naturally Boost Your Vitamin D for a Healthier Smile
1/15/2019
When Is it Time to Seek Help for a Dental Emergency?
12/30/2018
When Does Raw Produce Have the Potential to Harm Your Oral Health?
12/15/2018
The Foods You Eat Impact the Health of Your Teeth
11/30/2018
Options I Have for Numbing My Mouth
11/15/2018
Ways of Protecting Your Teeth During Weight Loss
10/30/2018
Unknown Facts About Halitosis
10/15/2018
What Are the First Signs of a Cavity?
9/30/2018
Why Chewing Your Food May Hurt
9/15/2018
Do All Veneers Require Your Teeth to Be Trimmed Down?
8/25/2018
Discolored Teeth Can Come from Several Sources
8/15/2018
Oral Illnesses You Need to Monitor for Your Oral Health
7/30/2018
Foods to Avoid After Getting Veneers
7/15/2018
Beverages You Want as a Regular Part of Your Diet
6/20/2018
Are White Fillings Susceptible to Stains?
6/10/2018
Do You Need to Brush on a Schedule?
5/30/2018
Do You Need to Be Extra Careful with Dental Veneers?
5/15/2018
Foods That Decrease Tooth Sensitivity With Use
4/15/2018
Increased Confidence Can Come from Good Oral Health
3/20/2018
Illnesses You Might Get That Require a Toothbrush Change
3/10/2018
What is Different About Tending to the Mouth of a Diabetic?
2/25/2018
Benefits of Getting Dental Bonding to Cover Slight Issues with Your Smile
2/15/2018
The Danger of Making Your Oral Hygiene Routine Boring
1/25/2018
The Connection Between Stress and Grinding Your Teeth
1/15/2018
Signs of a Fluoride Allergy
12/25/2017
Getting the Best Possible Smile for an Upcoming Event
12/15/2017
What Flossing Actually Gets Out of Your Mouth
11/27/2017
What Exactly is Oral Allergy Syndrome?
11/17/2017
A Cleaning is NOT "Just a Cleaning"
10/30/2017
The Confidence That Comes with Composite Fillings
10/27/2017
Symptoms of a Numbed Tooth
10/17/2017
Reasons to Worry if Your Gums Get Sore
9/30/2017
Investing in a Water Flosser
9/20/2017
How to Tell if You Clench in Your Sleep
8/20/2017
How Often Do You Really Need to Chat with Your Dentist?
8/10/2017
How Much of Your Tooth Gets Trimmed Off for Veneers?
7/20/2017
How Fear Can Decrease Your Oral Health
7/10/2017
How Does Rainbow Produce Really Improve Your Dental Health?
6/20/2017
How Coffee and Tea Can Stain Your Teeth
6/10/2017




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