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A 46-year-old member asked:

i drink about 4 160z cups a water a day and after i'm done drinking, chew on a lot of ice. is it okay for my health?

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Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine 45 years experience
Drinking water: Four 16 ounce glasses of water a day should be okay for the average individual. Try substituting some drinks with electrolytes especially during the hot summer. Eating a lot of ice can be associated with other problems such as iron deficiency anemia. It would be best to discuss this with your primary care provider.
Dr. Keith Hollander
Dentistry 36 years experience
Ice chewing: The water consumption is great, chewing ice not so good for your teeth. sudden hitting teeth together hard crunching can fracture parts of the tooth off or propagate fractures into the nerve of the tooth. This generation will loose teeth to fracture as much as decay or periodontal disease

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