Tooth jewellery is the act of placing individual jewels onto the outer surface of the teeth.
There are two main types of tooth jewels:
A collection of yellow and white gold jewellery with some including gems such as diamonds.
A range of glass crystals fixed to the tooth.
Tooth jewellery is not advised by dental professionals and can cause damage to the teeth.
The General Dental Council (the UK’s dental regulator) views the application of tooth jewellery as the practice of dentistry. This means that anybody carrying out tooth jewellery treatments is acting against the law if they are not registered with the GDC.
Unfortunately, illegal application of tooth jewellery is all too common and something which is not safe for your smile.
The health risks of tooth jewellery
Having a jewel stuck onto the surface of your tooth can cause serious damage.
The area of the tooth underneath the gem is impossible to clean and can become damaged. Without …
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