November 25, 2022

People have not been satisfied with piercing their ears, noses, and belly buttons to put on jewelry. We have also invaded the mouth with lip and tongue piercings, so you might have already heard about bedazzling out your teeth. Your pearly whites are not enough for some people.

What is Grillz?

“ Grillz, grills, or fronts are decorative covers made of precious metals encrusted with jewels. They are made to snap over your teeth as a form of jewelry. They are removable decorative ensembles; however, others have chosen to keep them on permanently, getting their teeth altered.

The History of the Grillz

Let’s dig into thehistory ofthis Grillz that people have been on to for some time now. 

Going back to 800 BC – 200 BC in ancient Italy where a powerful and wealthy civilization called the Etruscan civilization where the women were thought to wear what we know now as Grillz. They would also take and replace their two front teeth with a gold band appliance similar to a dental bridge.

It was in the 1980s that hip-hop artists started to use them as jewelry. It is the new era of gold teeth. It was a unique and artful style that people loved. From 2005-2012 more celebrities were seen following this style. Kanye West opts for the permanent route of trimming his lower teeth and adding in the bling. Others, like Rihanna, chose removable Grillz we saw her use in her “You Da One” music video in 2011. Each with their versions adds to its style to the creative form of Grillz that we see today.  

Let’s get into the dos and don’ts when you have Grillz. Let’s get into the do’s and don’ts when you have Grillz. 

Dos for Grillz’ Maintenance 

Listed below are the things you should note if you want to preserve the shine of your Grillz.

1. Store them in a clean and dry place when you aren’t wearing them.

Unlike permanent gold teeth that others prefer, Grillz is not permanent. So, when you don’t wear them, you should store them properly like any other jewelry you own. The material of your Grillz can scratch or get chipped into different surfaces of your storage area. So, if you place them anywhere convenient for you, it wouldn’t be your safest option.

Put this dry and clean in ajewelry box like your other jewelry or a basic denture or retainer case, and put an anti-tarnishing strip in your container with your Grillz. It will help tarnish your loved gold Grillz. 

2. Make sure your mouth is clean before putting them on.

It may seem like a simple step, but it is vital that your mouth be clean and rinsed before putting on your Grillz. Food debris can build up inside/underneath your Grillz. It puts your Grillz and teeth at risk of serious dental problems like bad breath, gum disease, enamel erosion, and weak gums that loosen your tooth. 

3. Wash them properly.

Considering that you put this inside your mouth, storing and cleaning them would naturally be a bit more tedious compared to how you would do your other jewelry. If you take this for granted, expect dental issues in the future. Not going the extra mile to clean them properly can expose you to future potential gum disease and cavities. Remember, gold naturally tarnishes over time. This process happens much quicker with Grillz than with any other jewelry type because acids and bacteria live in your mouth and teeth. For this reason, oral care is essential to keep your Grillz shining. Go, and pair them with other jewelry you can get atGold Presidents to perfect your holiday looks! 

Grillz are usually gold. For this, you need to ensure you don’t handle them like how you brush your teeth. They should be handled with care following thesesteps for cleaning gold Grillz.

Take them out of your mouth when you clean them, then rinse them with warm water first. Use a NEW toothbrush with soft bristles and gently brush them with toothpaste. Rinse your Grillz with warm water. In between uses, sanitize them by placing them with an antiseptic mouthwash.

Another way to clean your gold Grillz is simply by washing them with mild dishwashing liquid and warm water. Soak them for an hour, then gently brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Let it air dry. This procedure also works for diamond-studded Grillz. You can also soak them in warm water and hydrogen peroxide for 10-12 minutes. Mouthwash is an alternative to hydrogen peroxide if you don’t have it available. 

Don’ts for Grillz’ Maintenance 

  1. Grillz should not be worn while eating.

Yes, people, this is a rule for Grillz. As long as you have them on, do not chew. They are not made for that. The acid in liquids can tarnish the precious metal on your Grillz. After you eat, rinse your mouth with mouthwash or brush your teeth before putting them back on.

     2. Never Sleep with your Grillz on.

The danger to wearing them when you sleep is swallowing diamond studs or other small attachments on the Grillz. In the same way, if you rest your feet after walking long hours, you should rest your teeth as well.

     3. Don’t use Grillz when you smoke. 

Unfortunately, your Grillz can’t tolerate your vices. In the same way, it could turn your teeth yellow, and tobacco and other harmful smoke can tarnish your Grillz and make them lose their shine.  Smoking cannot be avoided, but you can choose higher-quality gold for your Grillz and clean themafter smoking.

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