Ice is one of the more common non-food items people tend to chew on, with some people even having preferences about the type of ice. Chewing on ice is dangerous because it can cause damage to your teeth and the surrounding tissues. If you have a habit of chewing on ice, be sure to discuss this with us at your next appointment and take steps to stop immediately. Each time you chew on ice, your chances of suffering from an injury go up. You could get a broken or cracked tooth, have a sliver of ice go into your gums, or cut the inside of your cheek. While chewing on ice may be satisfying in the short-term, you are risking long-term damage to your smile.