There is one word for summer in Alabama—hot! People will do just about anything to cool off during hot summer days. One method that always brings patients running to our office is chewing on ice. What might seem like a harmless way to cool down can wreak havoc on teeth. Chewing on ice, or any hard substance for that matter, is one of the leading ways to crack your teeth. While the enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in the body, it isn’t indestructible. If you realize you have cracked a tooth, it is important to contact us at Parkside Dental Care immediately.