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Straight, white teeth complement your physical attractiveness. A healthy smile doesn’t really need anything else to improve it. But for some, those who want to stand out from the crowd, dental grills are seen as jewelry for the mouth.

Dental grills (or grillz), also called “fronts”, are fancy, removable covers on the teeth. Normally, composed of metals like silver or gold, and oftentimes encrusted with jewels and precious stones, they are completely unnecessary ornamentation.

Since there has been no academic research to confirm whether or not they are harmful to your teeth and gums, dentists can provide services for dental grills. Although, some refuse to supply them to patients because of a concern that they may trap food and foster bacteria in the mouth.

However, if you’re thinking about wearing a dental grill, be sure to follow these tips to keep your teeth healthy:

-Take your grill out to eat.  

-Use an antibacterial cleaner to sanitize your grill every day. Products made for shining jewelry should not be put in the mouth.

-Limit the time that you wear your grill. It should not be worn more than 12 hours. Give your teeth and gums some time off and take them out at night.

-Daily brushing and flossing is vitally important. Be sure to do it both before and after you wear your grill. You should be brushing at least twice a day anyway, but pay special attention to the gum line, and floss at least once daily.

If you are contemplating getting a grill, Dr. Jeffrey Lowry would be happy to discuss it with you. Please contact Jeffrey A Lowry DDS at: 951-263-7001, or come by our office in Riverside, California.