Grills (Dental Jewelry)

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Abstract:

This one-page handout uses text and photographs to educate people about the potentially harmful oral health effects of grills, which are decorative covers often made of gold, silver or jewel-encrusted precious metals that snap over one or more teeth. It discusses dental health concerns associated with application of oral jewelry, including manufacture, materials, and lack of infection control. It identifies harm that grills can do by limiting the wearer's ability to close their mouth or bite down all the way, not fitting well, and trapping food and debris between teeth and grill. The document recommends that people talk to their dentist, and provides tips for cleaning and care of the grill and teeth.

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Author(s):
California Dental Association
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Dental caries, Dental occlusion, Dental plaque, Gingivitis, Jewelry, Oral health
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
5/30/2017
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