Gold medallist Ryan Lochte made global headlines after sporting a bejewelled smileThe men’s 400m individual medley winner slipped on a pair of removable diamond teeth grills, patterned to represent the patriotic American flag. The custom made grill was designed by 90’s rapper Paul Wall and made international news.
The risk of the grillWhile the ‘grill’ may be a beautiful embellishment and a showcase of wealth or glory, if not worn correctly the teeth jewellery could actually be very harmful to the wearer’s oral health. If not utilised with care, improperly used dental grills can cause periodontal disease, tooth decay, chipped or broken teeth, jaw stress and even bad breath!
My teeth are in poor condition…It is important not to use a dental grill to cover up the condition of the mouth. The best thing you can do is call us at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks so we can examine the state of your mouth and recommend treatment to cater to your individual needs. Dr. Curtis Couch can transform any smile into a winner; with his restorative and cosmetic dental solutions there is now no reason to be ashamed of your smile!
What can I do to take care of my teeth?Oral hygiene is imperative to the health of the rest of your body. Poor oral health has been linked to heart disease, stroke, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and respiratory issues. Prevention is always better than a cure which is why we urge you to:
- Brush twice daily while holding the brush at a 45 degree angle
- Floss at least once a day
- Keep regular appointments with us in six month intervals