Security is important when it comes to fashion accessories placed withing sensitive areas such as the oral cavity. Teeth are very fragile and are designed to serve during whole lifetime so the oral health must be above all when setting fashion jewelry to the teeth.
Fortunately, jewelry described in this article is safe and pose no harm if maintained correctly.
Surely, the milk teeth ornaments pose no threat to the oral health as long as you don’t excavate by force your children’s teeth to make a necklace. We hope this will not happen!
How safe are teeth gems?
Gems and crystals have always considered as a safe way to decorate your mouth, comparing them with other popular accessories such as a tongue piercing. Piercing is the worst nightmare of any dentist as potentially the cause of many injuries of the oral cavity. We’ll have a closer look at the hazards posed by the piercing in the next article. Small gems are not able to cause tooth or gums damage, they are easy to keep clean if a person pays enough attention to oral hygiene; installation sticker is safe to dental enamel and used for other purposes, such as installation of braces.
Safety, however, strongly depends on the installation method you choose. Any harm is very unlikely if gem is maintained by professional. Although, high level of safety can not be guaranteed when using a home installation kit. All existing injuries must be cured before installation as the damaged tooth may not be strong enough to withstand such a procedure.
Gems should be installed only on the natural teeth. If you are using a home kit and do not know about it, it can damage the tooth. For this reason you should always consult with a professional. In the future, gem installation may cause a slight discoloration of the attaching zone, if you wear it for a long time. Gem can hold up to one year and a mark on the tooth after removing it may be the natural result of durable exploitation. However, after some time the color may restore.
Oral health safety procedures
The main purpose of carrying about the ornament is oral health preservation. A foreign object in the mouth such as jewelry, piercing or dental crown may provoke bacterias and food remnants accumulation. That is why it is important to pay special attention and cleanse these areas to avoid plaque accumulation causing gum disease and caries. If decoration is removable – take it off before brushing. A decoration itself should be also cleaned of plaque to avoid harmful bacteria accumulation.
The message is the following — dental ornaments are relatively safe and should not cause your teeth and gums harm when maintained and treated properly. Be careful and you’ll own a stylish and healthy smile.