| | Re: Biting Ice Cubes - Bad for teeth?
I don't know which side each of you are on, so I guess my reply is impartial.
Chewing on ice is very bad for your teeth over time. Usually it does not cause problems quickly. I am in my mid 40's and have chewed ice on an doff since I was a kid. For me, it seems to run in streaks - periods that I just can't resist and then for a long period, don't chew it at all.
Can it cause problems, oh my gosh. Yes. I am living proof. I cracked a molar (hairline) and it got infected. I spent 10 days in the hospital on IV antibiotics and morphine. They were concerned because the infections was spreading toward my brain. Needless to say, I recovered. It took months to feel ok again. I have a root canal and then a crown on that tooth.
On the other side of my head, I have had 4 more root canals and have 2 teeth with crowns (and they have had to be replaced).
Post if you need other info.