Can A Dental Grill Cause Problems For Your Teeth?

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If you have chosen to wear a dental grill, it is important that you realize they are not ideal for your mouth and teeth. Grills are decorative covers made from gold and often include gemstones and are popular among teens and adults. While you may love wearing your grill, they do come with some risks that you should know about.

Additional Plague Build Up

One thing that you could face when wearing a grill is the build up of plaque and bacteria on the teeth. While this is a normal occurrence for teeth, wearing a grill exacerbates it. Wearing anything on your teeth for long periods of time provides a prime atmosphere for bacterial growth, causing plaque. These bacteria will ultimately lead to tooth decay. If you wear a grill, be sure to take extra care of your teeth by brushing and flossing each day. Also, remove the grill for longer periods of the day and only wear it for short periods of time. When you place it on your teeth, be sure to rinse it well before placing it back into your mouth.

Abrasive on Teeth

Wearing a grill can take a toll on the hard surface of your teeth. Grills are made from metal and coated with gold. These metals can scratch the teeth and damage them. The damage may not be that noticeable, especially if the abrasions are small. However, the abrasions provide a place for bacteria to gather and cause plaque build up. If you are not taking proper care of your teeth, each abrasion could result in a cavity. Grills can also scratch your gums and cause your gums to swell and become infected.

Discoloration of Teeth

Not all grills are made from quality materials. This can lead to color leeching onto your teeth. The colorful accents on some grills can also cause a problem for your teeth. The last thing you want is to end up with a rainbow smile! If you wear a grill often and begin to notice your teeth changing color, you will have to work with your dentist to bleach or whiten your teeth regularly.

Wearing a grill is a way to display your personality, but it is important to wear it responsibly. In addition to maintaining your oral health, you should visit a reputable jeweler to be properly fitted for a grill. You should also let your dentist know you wear a grill regularly if you begin to have problems with your mouth.

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20 July 2016

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