In fact, researchers date the first grillz sighting to as far back as 2,500 BC when a team of early 20th century archaeologists discovered a man in Giza buried with two gold teeth. Etruscan women wore grillz as a status symbol up until 100 AD. Mayans wore grillz too.
Who invented grillz for teeth?
Hip hop artists such as Raheem the Dream and Kilo Ali began wearing grills in the early 1980s, New Yorker Eddie Plein, owner of Eddie’s Gold Teeth, is often credited with bringing the trend to New York. Plein made gold caps for Flavor Flav, and then outfitted New York rappers including Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap.
What are the point of teeth grills?
The tooth appliances can be subtle or showy, but either way, they are noticeable. For the most part, grills are meant to be temporary, almost like a fancy retainer, but for cosmetic purposes and not to keep your teeth in place. Yet some people have decided to make their grills permanent.
Can grillz ruin your teeth?
The acids can cause tooth decay and harm gums. Bacteria also may contribute to bad breath. In addition, the potential exists for grills to irritate surrounding oral tissues and to wear away the enamel on the opposing teeth. To prevent problems, people should limit the amount of time spent wearing removable grills.
Can you eat with grillz?
If you already wear a grill, you should remove it before eating. It should be cleaned daily to remove bacteria and food debris. Avoid using jewelry cleaners or any products that are dangerous to ingest. If you are considering getting a dental grill, make sure you talk to your dentist first.