There are many different ways to show off your sense of style, but none make as much of a statement as having some grillz put in.
Your smile will shine so bright that the entire town will take notice, it's a great option whether you go the permanent or temporary route.
However, what many people don't realize before purchasing them is that you need to keep them clean. Not doing so can cause serious health issues down the line from bacteria.
Here's how to clean gold teeth grillz and keep that smile shining and gleaming. Consider all these tips to make the best maintenance routine for your grill.
How to Clean Your Grillz
There are several reasons that you'll want to keep your grillz clean, but the main reason is to stay as fresh as possible.
Going through these steps properly can keep your grill in perfect condition as well as not stand in the way of your overall health and oral hygiene.
1. Rinse off Your Grill
In the first step, you'll start by removing the grill from your mouth (assuming you have it in) and rinsing it off under warm water. Make sure the water pressure isn't too strong, the lighter, the better.
Next, take a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush off all the crevices for any bacteria or other objects that you may see.
Take the toothbrush to it with moderate pressure. Brush hard enough to dislodge any bacteria that you may find, but soft enough that it won't damage the grill.
You'd be surprised how quickly bacteria can grow in your mouth. In fact, the bacteria in your mouth reproduces every five hours. Be sure to take a brush to your grill often so that the bacteria count doesn't add up too quickly.
2. Hydrogen Peroxide
It's time to be thorough, and make sure you're killing all the bacteria that you can't see.
hydrogen peroxide is great because it fights away harmful germs without damaging the coating of your grill. Fill a glass with hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for a minute.
After that, you can gently place your grill into the glass (don't just drop it in). Let it stay in there for about 3 to 5 minutes to make sure all of the gunk is cleaned out.
3. Rinse off Your Grill... Again
After that 5-minute wait is up, slowly take the grill out of the glass of hydrogen peroxide and wash it off with warm water.
For reassurance, feel free to take the soft-bristled toothbrush to it one more time and brush the crevices again.
While you're at it, give the entire grill a soft brush to get rid of any excess hydrogen peroxide that may be left. While it's great for cleaning bacteria, it's not a solution you want too much of in your mouth.
4. Use a Cloth to Dry It
To keep your custom gold grillz in perfect condition, you want to find a cloth that won't be abrasive to the exterior of your grill.
If you don't have one already, be sure to invest in a microfiber cleaning cloth for this step in the process.
After taking one more brush to your grillz and running them under warm water, dry them off by gently dabbing at them with your microfiber cloth. Continue this until it's completely dry.
5. Let It Sit
Possibly the most important thing to remember is to never insert the grill back into your mouth immediately after cleaning it.
Let the remaining solution settle in and allow your grill to air dry a bit more before you use it again.
Even letting it sit for an hour or so prior to use is enough time to make sure the grill is completely dry and ready to be worn again!
Consequences of Not Cleaning Your Grillz
As you've probably noticed by reading this article so far, there is the potential for some serious amounts of bacteria to be built up in your grill if not properly maintained.
That bacteria can lead to severe health conditions such as gingivitis, tooth cavities, tooth decay, infection, and even losing your teeth earlier than expected.
In fact, studies have shown that gum disease can lead to other serious health conditions such as pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis. There's even been a connection to Alzheimer's disease down the road.
Most people have the common misconception that bacteria in your mouth will grow inside of your mouth only. Not the case at all, in fact, it will spread like wildfire.
While spreading, it migrates its way up to your brain or down your throat for even more health issues down the line.
If none of those health issues are enough to make you want to clean your grillz more often, then consider that your grill won't last as long.
If you don't clean your grill appropriately, then you're allowing the bacteria to grow on it and damage the material it's made of.
When Cleaning Gold Teeth Grillz: Handle Them With Care
As with any other form of jewelry that you purchase for yourself, your grill is an investment and needs to be cleaned as such. Now that you know how to clean gold teeth grillz appropriately, it's time to make that a common routine.
Be sure to check out this page on the most frequently asked questions regarding custom gold grillz and how to buy them.
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