Have you come across some useful “life hacks” lately? Whether it’s an innovative way to turn a toilet paper roll into an iPhone speaker or plastic bottles repurposed to wrap up extension cords, life hacks are fun little ways to spruce up your routine and improve your happiness. We’re not as creative as whoever turned […]
Lots of people chew ice for various reasons, and the habit can be challenging to break. If you find yourself among those habitual crunchers, you’re putting your teeth at risk. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the application of a cold, hard substance to your enamel under the powerful pressure of your jaw is not good for your enamel
– if there’s one thing chewing ice is good for, it’s cracking your molars. But cracked molars aren’t a good thing; they lead to pain and tooth decay and increased temperature sensitivity
. If you find yourself seeing stars when that super cold sip of a Sonic Cherry Limeade splashes over that one back tooth that’s cold-sensitive, it’s possible you have a crack in your enamel. Crunching on ice also puts stress on the joints on your jaw and neck, and it can lead to headaches – it’s sort of like clenching your teeth at night. Overall, chewing ice is not good for you. So how can you break the habit before you break your teeth?