Dental grills (also known as “grillz”) might draw attention to your teeth and your smile, but they are actually terrible for your teeth.
If you have ever seen a music video featuring someone wearing grills, then you are likely looking at dental grills that are made from gold, silver, or another precious metal. While expensive grills made from high-quality materials can cause less damage, many grills made from less expensive materials can cause an allergic reaction and irritate your mouth and teeth.
Grills can also promote tooth decay and plaque buildup because food particles and bacteria get trapped between the teeth and the grills. The grills can also rub up against other teeth and cause abrasion and issues with the adjacent teeth, and the laundry list of negatives doesn’t end there. Grills wearers will also suffer from discoloration on their teeth!
While you may want to add “grillz” to your style, think first about your oral health.