In the world that we live in, teens and some adults look to the celebrities or famous people around us for what to wear, what to listen to, and sometimes even how to act. As we grow up, we are constantly looking for someone to be our role model. This is especially true for teenagers, and this can be seen with the growing popularity of dental grills. Celebrities, especially musicians such as rappers, are wearing dental grills as part of their daily dress. This has become very popular with teens and young adults.
Dental grills, or “grillz,” are decorative covers that are placed in your mouth over one or more teeth. In celebrities, it is more common to see grills that span the entire top row of teeth. They can come in silver, gold, or platinum. There is even an option to have stones places onto the grills. For celebrities, these stones might be real gems such as diamonds or colored gems. For teens, it could be a less expensive option such as cubic zirconia.
Even though grills are popular and are frequently worn, depending on the person’s mouth and the metal that they are made out of, grills can cause dental problems for the wearer. Below you will discover some of the issues that can arise due to wearing grills.
If the wearing of the grills is a common occurrence, then the first problem that you will run into is plaque buildup. Plaque is a colorless film that contains bacteria, and it naturally builds up over teeth and along the gum line. This usually occurs between 4 to 12 hours after the last time you brushed. The bacteria in plaque can continue to build once it mixes with food and liquids. The bacteria in the plaque then sets out to attack the tooth enamel. This breakdown can lead to cavities. So in relation to grills, there is the potential for food to buildup and get stuck behind the grills after every time you eat.
The problem of tooth decay occurs in direct relation to plaque buildup. Tooth decay happens when the acids in food and fluids break down the tooth enamel. This is a likely possibility as food particles can get trapped behind the grills. While eating with the grills on, it is not possible for all the food particles to escape into the stomach as they are supposed to, especially if the dental grill does not sit flush to the teeth. The grills will only increase the likelihood that tooth decay will happen at a more rapid rate.
Proper Tooth Grills Care
When wearing tooth grills in your mouth for a consistent period of time, it is important to keep up with a proper oral hygiene routine. You should brush your teeth two times a day and also perform daily flossing. This will help to ensure that there are no food or fluid particles being left behind in your mouth. Another tip for good oral hygiene is to not eat while wearing the grills. This is a sure-fire way to not have a buildup of food particles or bacteria on the grills or on your teeth. It is also a good idea to take the grills out of your mouth while you sleep. Remember to clean them once a day with water and then every so often with a non-toxic jewelry cleaner.
Dental Group of Simi Valley for Your Dental Care
If you are interested in getting grills or if you are experiencing problems with your teeth because of grills, the first place you should turn to is your dentist at Dental Group of Simi Valley in Simi Valley, CA. Here you will receive quality care for your teeth. If the grills are causing you dental problems, then we will use the latest dental technology to determine a specialized plan for you in regards to how to get your teeth back on track and healthier.
We want you to have long-lasting comfort and dental health, so we pride ourselves in helping each of our patients achieve that goal. We will work with you to ensure that you are taking the necessary steps in order to keep your teeth and gums clean to prevent accelerated tooth decay and plaque buildup. Call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members to set up an appointment.