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Mouth grills have made a statement in the fashion industry especially for rap and hiphop artists. Back in the days, their most common fashion style is wearing large jewelries around their neck, wrists and ears but now, it has become a trend for them to wear metals on teeth. This fashion trend adds a statement for every artist or even normal people if they make an appearance.
For people who would like to jump on the band wagon, here are some information they might want to learn before having their teeth grilled with silver or gold metals.
Surprisingly, mouth grills were not invented during the late 80’s or so. It has existed to as early as in the year 200 B.C. where the wealthy men show off gold front teeth to not only let people know how well-off they are but also to make women fall for them. For the Vikings and Mayans, they modify their teeth to put meaning to unity and let others know about their wealthy status.
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It was in the 1970’s era where the African American people began to make a trend with mouth grills. This trend then became very popular as with the rise of rap and hiphop among the African American people as shown with the artists smiling with a bling in their mouth during performing or in their music video. Mouth grills have not only appealed to rap or hiphop singers, but also to other artists or celebrities in the entertainment industry.
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It is easy to get your teeth designed with gold or silver as there are those who provide such service in a more affordably way. Although, there is still a debate as to whether grills especially the affordable ones, can harm the teeth. On the other hand, no reports also showed that it will provide good effects.
The original method of mouth grills is by adding gold and silver to the teeth but some people do not get the chance of using them because it causes allergic reactions which is very harmful for them.
Mouth grills now come in stainless steel plated with gold which is the more affordable option and can also be pre made. Those that are made in premium metals such as gold, platinum and silver can also be custom made. Gemstones are also an added touch to mouth grills and can be applied for a custom made grill.
This fashion trend is not permanent, especially that it is attached to a sensitive part of the body. However, it has a long-lasting use. Gold, sterling silver and stainless steel can last for a long time therefore investing in such fashion is still worth it. You just need to take care of your mouth grill by limiting alcohol drinking and smoking. Another tip is to remove them at night and regular cleaning.
Custom made mouth grill costs will vary, especially if you want more design added such as diamonds grills, which can be expensive but still worth it.