I’m watching a television program this evening and entertainers are wearing removable diamond grills.

The program on VH l is entitled”The Fabulous Life Of Atlanta.”

Many of the stars are shown as personalities who give back in many ways to their community.

On occasion in our dental clinic patients who wear removable diamond grills require emergency dental care in Kansas City.

The fabrication of these devices are designed in jewelry shops.

They are not dental appliances and should not be kept in mouth around the clock.

Patients that wear well made partials, dentures, retainers, mouth guards and other appliances are told to remove them for several hours within a 24 hour period.

They must be soaked to kill bacteria causing mouth oder and tissue breakdown.

Removable diamond grills are sold with the understanding it is a piece of jewelry not a dental prosthesis.

A dentist in KC will inform their patients these devices are capable of decaying the teeth.

Patients that like the look of jewelry in their oral cavity must be aware of the potential for tooth loss due to decay and periodontal disease.

Underneath these devices is the perfect storm for the  breakdown of healthy teeth and gums.

A patient came into the office wearing one of the removable diamond grills as seen in the television program.

Diagnosis revealed multiple carious lesions because the device had been worn for several years.

Not taking it out appeared to be the proximal cause for the teeth decaying at an accelerated rate.

The patient enjoyed the attention received from friends.

Employers may not advance the individual who sports this look at work each day.

The entertainers in the TV program were CEOs not having to worry about what others thought about the decisions they made regarding how they look.

Dental crowns are properly made by dental technicians trained to fabricate well made restorations that are sealed around tooth margins.

It should be understood these devices are sold for adornment by jewelers not dentists.

Removable diamond grills are jewelry that should be removed from the mouth and throughly cleaned  for proper oral hygiene.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A. L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference:  VH l

Published by Artis

I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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