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Dental grills or fronts are accessories that are worn by fashion-conscious people to make their smile flashy and pretentious. Although some people think white and bright smile looks more beautiful and natural, there are a lot of people out there who like wearing grills on a regular basis. It has been discovered recently that wearing such cosmetic devices, which are often made of precious metals and gemstones, is harmful for our teeth. These devices are removable and they may act as covers for stained or chipped teeth. Since they prevent proper cleaning of teeth after eating a meal, they may cause tooth decay or cavities.

It is important to check the material of such devices that have to become a part of our body. Gold and platinum have been found to be non-allergic and safe. However, cheap and low quality materials including semi-precious gemstones, crystals and non precious metals often cause skin irritation and allergy. These materials are not safe to be worn as grills. They may cause inflammation of the gums in addition to stained and discolored teeth. Wearing grills made of gold are less harmful but still doctors recommend staying away from these devices to prevent oral infections and diseases.

Some grills or dental accessories are highly priced and people do spend money on such devices just to look good. But before you decide to buy grills, it is important to learn the dangers and risks associated with wearing such accessories on a regular basis. If food particles that stick to our teeth are not properly washed away they are converted into plaque by bacteria present in the mouth and cause complications. Wearing grills increases the risk of developing cavities simply because they prevent proper cleaning and brushing.

Many metal alloys are now used to make jewelry articles including dental grills or fronts. These alloys are light weight and inexpensive. Most of the time nickel is added to pure silver and other precious metals to make them more affordable. Most people develop allergic reactions to nickel which is added to jewelry compositions. It is therefore advisable to avoid such articles to prevent infections and skin irritation. Since these problems are hard to detect in the mouth, wearing grills may be extremely dangerous particularly for those who wear cheap and low quality grills.

Taking care of our teeth is very important for the prevention of gum disease and many other oral disorders. But the truth is we don’t like to brush or clean our teeth after every meal. Most people complain that in today’s busy and fast-paced life there is just not enough time for such activities. On top of this neglected oral hygiene if we start wearing grills and do not pay attention to our brushing and flossing routine, we may end up developing serious oral complications. If somebody is actually capable of removing grills after regular intervals for brushing and cleaning the teeth, they can wear these devices. But for most of us, it is enough to know that wearing grills is dangerous for our oral health.