A Celebrity Trend That Could Increase the Need for Braces in Kent

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Just recently a whole host of famous celebrities have been photographed wearing grills, and whether or not you love the look of these things or absolutely hate them, there’s little doubt that more people will choose to wear them thanks to this kind of publicity. These are nothing new as they have been around since the late 80s, but unfortunately they do seem to be making a comeback. Dental grills are generally made from gold and can be decorated with a whole host of precious stones, but while celebrities may be able to invest in the very best, top quality grills, fans often lack the kind of funds necessary for these, and have to opt for lower quality, low cost versions.

Dental Problems Caused by Grills

Poorly fitted grills can increase the risk of dental problems, even though they may initially feel quite comfortable. They can wear away tooth enamel; increasing the risk of tooth decay, and if they prop open your bite at all then they could cause problems with your temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that moves your jaw. This can result in numerous side effects such as headaches. In addition, grills that don’t fit properly can even move the teeth into incorrect positions, and could mean that you’ll need braces in Kent to correct this new dental problem.

Most of the grills worn by celebrities are removable, but some are permanently fixed in place. If they are properly made and correctly fitted then grills shouldn’t cause any extensive problems but this obviously costs quite a lot of money. Another problem with wearing a grill is that it could increase the risk of accidental damage to your teeth. If you suffer a knock to the mouth then your teeth are normally protected by your lips, but if you’re wearing grills then there’s an increased risk that it could damage your lips, especially if it’s particularly bulky or has any sharp edges. Wearing removable grills also increases the risk of plaque bacteria becoming trapped in between your teeth, something that could lead to gum disease.

Obviously grills are a highly personal choice, but it’s worth being aware that wearing them could lead to the need for reconstructive or cosmetic dentistry in Kent. Dr Rik Trivedi and his dental team can offer advice about grills and any other type of cosmetic dentistry you might be interested in, and you’ll find lots of information on the our website at www.parrockdental.co.uk  or alternatively you can e-mail us with any enquiries on info@parrockdental.co.uk.

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.