Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dental Grills = Damage To Teeth

Dental grills are decorative covers often made of gold, silver and even diamonds. Generally grills snap over one or more teeth but some grills can be permanently mounted. Although grills bring "bling" to a smile, wearing them can be very damaging to your teeth.

People think that because grills are removable they are safe but that's not true says Dr. Matt Messina, consumer advisor to the American Dental Association.

Food and bacteria get trapped underneath and can cause gum infections, irritations and cavities and the longer it sits the worse the problems. 

Dr. Messina also says that the type of metal used is a key factor as well. Grills made from gold or platinum do okay with the body were grills made from non-precious metal can be troublesome because they can cause allergic reactions.

If you wear dental grills and start to experience redness, swelling and pain around the gums stop wearing your grill and see your dentist right away!

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