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4 Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth and Your Grills

Man With Gold Grills
Gold grills look good and make an impactful statement. You need to take care of your grills so that they last a long time, and you also still need to take care of your teeth. Grills need maintenance to stay gleaming, and your teeth still need the proper care to keep you healthy.
1. Keep Your Grills Clean
Your gold fronts are jewelry, but you absolutely don't want to clean them like traditional jewelry. That doesn't mean you shouldn't clean your grills from time to time. Here are a few things you can do to shine your grills up and keep them clean:
  • Remove the grills from your mouth
  • Rinse your grills with warm water
  • Gently brush the grills with a wet soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Soak your grills in hydrogen peroxide or mouthwash for five minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Pat your grills dry with a soft cloth
For general protection, soak your grills in mouthwash for ten minutes every so often or overnight. Nontoxic gold cleaners specifically designed for gold fronts are also available. Show care with these products and follow all instructions for them very closely.
2. Keep Contaminants Away From Your Grills
You should not wear your grills excessively. Since the gold grills are sitting tightly on your teeth, you run the risk of trapping things behind them. Bacteria and other bad things sitting in the space between your grills and your teeth will grow and fester, which can negatively affect your oral health.
In addition, contaminants can dull your grills and discolor them just as they would your teeth. To stay on the safe side, avoid the following things whenever possible:
  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco while wearing your grills
  • Don't eat or drink while wearing your grills
  • Don't sleep while wearing your grills
Keeping contaminants off your grills also keeps contaminants off your teeth. However, some situations may call for you to violate these suggestions. When that happens, make sure you thoroughly clean your fronts as soon as possible.
3. Keep Your Grills in a Safe Place
Don't wear your grills when you don't have to. Protecting the longevity of your gold fronts is important, and wearing them excessively goes against that. The more you wear your grills, the faster they will tarnish.
When you're not wearing your fronts, keep them safe and free of bacteria sources. Purchase a dedicated, airtight case for your fronts. Don't just drop them in your pocket or place them on a table. You also shouldn't remove your fronts, and then put them back into your mouth if you don't clean them or place them in a safe place.
4. Keep Your Mouth and Teeth Clean
Don't neglect your normal dental hygiene routines. Brush, floss, and go in for your routine dental checkups. Make sure your regular dentist knows you wear gold fronts.
You don't want to transfer contaminants from your grills to your teeth, and you don't want to do the opposite either. Keep your grills and your mouth clean. For example, don't brush your teeth and then put unclean fronts into your mouth.
Your fronts don't require excessive amounts of maintenance, but you do need to take excellent care of them. You want a clean and healthy environment for both your teeth and your fronts at all times. When considering gold grills, speak with the dentist about what you can do to keep your grills and your teeth looking good.
At Gold Teeth Baton Rouge, we provide professional dental services for those who want gold grills, crowns, and dental bonding. For questions about receiving a set of your own grills and how to care for them, contact us today.