Matthew Messina, a Fairview Park dentist and ADA spokesman, tells The Associated Press improper use and care of grills can result in serious gum disease or cavities. Messina said has no problem with the aesthetic aspect of a grill, but he warns of problems down the road if they are not kept clean or if they are bonded to natural teeth. Snap-on grills do not fit particularly well in and around the teeth, he said, allowing food and bacteria to get trapped underneath, which can cause cavities or other problems like gum disease or gum recession. Read more.
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