Question: Is chewing on unpopped popcorn kernels bad for your teeth. I enjoy eating popcorn and you know how it is you always have some unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bag. Well have a habit of chewing on them. Could I be damaging my teeth?
Answer: By chewing on anything hard you can run a higher risk of doing damage to your teeth. That is why we are told not to chew on ice cubes. By chewing on small hard popcorn kernels you can crack, chip or brake a tooth. I would advise stopping this bad habit.