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Tooth Jewelry: What is it, and is it Safe?

Putting decorations on one’s teeth is a trend that might not be such a good idea. Piercing a tooth or cementing jewels onto your teeth can cause some unexpected damage. This was a popular thing in the ‘90s and removable mouthpieces called “Grills” were trendy in the early 2000s. “Grills” are a little more practical because the person wearing it could remove it at any time. It was more comfortable to wear because professional dentists and orthodontists custom fitted it to the client’s mouth. This is not the case with most tooth jewelry.

What is Tooth Jewelry?

Tooth jewelry and decorations are jewels placed in or on the tooth, or multiple teeth. Tooth tattoos are also treding, which are only placed on dental crowns. Having a crown placed requires permanent alterations to your natural tooth.  The piercing and cement and process is similar to installing braces or fillings, and while professional dentists and orthodontists should be the only ones using these tools, this is not often the case. These implants and decorations can cause severe and permanent damage to teeth and gums if applied incorrectly. Tooth jewelry is not as easily changed or switched out like earrings or piercings. A piercing in the tooth is permanent, and with orthodontic-grade cement, these jewels can last for a long time.


Why Your North Royalton Family Dentist Says No to Tooth Jewelry

North Royalton Family Dentists want your families to have the happiest and healthiest teeth and smiles. We dedicate ourselves to having the highest standards for cosmetic and standard dental care. Tooth jewelry is not beneficial to your teeth and can cause short term and long term problems. Everyday routines such as brushing and flossing could become more difficult and increase your likelihood of cavities. The inside of your mouth is an extremely sensitive part of your body and be easily damaged.

Having jewelry and gemstones permanently placed on your teeth can be extremely uncomfortable during daily activities like speaking and eating. Food can get stuck on the jewels, and they may even scratch the inside of your lips or mouth.

Your North Royalton cosmetic dentist can provide you with many cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign. When it comes to improving your smile, we recommend seeking out a qualified dentist to help you make your cosmetic decisions.

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