Why You Should Steer Clear of Grillz and Dental Jewellery

January 8, 2020

Your decision is made, off you go to get that sparkling grill and some other dental jewellery. Before you adorn your mouth with gold and silver, consider the ramifications it could have for your oral future.

Permanent Change

Your tooth might have a good structure but once you pierce it you are permanently changing its structure for the worse. The surface is prepared for the piercing using chemicals that may harm your teeth and let’s face it, dental piercers are not dentists. You are letting someone with no knowledge of dentistry mess around with your oral cavity. Yikes! Maybe you want to reconsider this piercing…

If you chose to have a tooth piercing that requires drilling through your tooth then you are risking damage to your dentin or worse, your tooth could crack and break causing it to fall out. Do you really want to have a toothless smile?

Choking Hazard

Ok, ok, relax…you will not get a piercing but just have a little bling placed on your tooth. This is still a bad idea because dental jewellery can become a choking hazard.

Your new bling might pop off unexpectedly causing it to lodge in your esophagus and you might end up in the hospital or worse, dead. Some dental jewels are stuck on using an adhesive. After a time the material used to glue the jewel to your tooth could come loose and you could end up swallowing your jewel and choking. Are you ready for this kind of scare?


What about a grill, is this safe to get? No! A grill is an open invitation to plaque and tartar which creates an oral health disaster. A grill might start with a procedure used by many dentists when forming retainers by making a mould, but this is where the relation to dentistry stops. A grill allows food particles to seep into and stay between your teeth and the grill itself. Continuously wearing this grill causes these particles to stick to your teeth and form plaque and tartar. Yuck! When food sticks around in your mouth for long periods it can also cause bad breath, and no one wants this.

What’s that smell? Oh, it’s your mouth grill.

Now that you have considered some of the negative side effects of dental jewellery and Grillz, do you really want these dental accessories?

Teeth gems might go well with your new outfit but they wreak havoc on your oral health.

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