How to Clean Gold Teeth

December 21, 2021 5 min read

Got those teeth shining with your new set of grillz? Show off those gold teeth anytime, anywhere!

While having your own style materialize into your custom made grillz is the ultimate satisfaction, maintaining them in the best condition can be just as important. Not being able to clean your set of grillz may pose serious health issues, as food and other debris left may get trapped between the teeth and the grillz, allowing bacteria to collect.

Keeping that shine on your teeth can only happen when you are able to clean your gold teeth regularly.

There are generally two types of gold teeth—permanent gold teeth, and grillz (both removable and permanent). The steps on how to clean them will depend on the kind that you have. Here, Custom Gold Grillz will guide you on how to clean gold teeth to keep that smile shining for a long, long time.

Benefits of Cleaning Gold Teeth

Benefits of Cleaning Gold Teeth

Having clean, well-maintained grillz can have a lot of benefits. However, since it's a huge investment, it’s important that you keep them clean and shining.

Cleaning your grillz will put the gold teeth in great condition and keep your piece shining. Even more, maintaining your grillz extends the lifespan of the accessory and may even last a lifetime—given the proper care. This way, it also ensures that the gold teeth don't become tarnished, dirty, and look unhygienic.

Also, bacteria and acids can eventually cause tooth decay, so by cleaning your grillz, you’ll be able to prevent decay over time.

Ultimately, cleaning your grillz will keep your gold teeth from losing their luster.

What You’ll Need to Clean Your Gold Teeth

What You’ll Need to Clean Your Gold Teeth

There are many ways on how to clean your gold grillz. Usually, what you’ll need to clean your grillz are already available at home. To prepare for cleaning, you will need the following:

  • Your gold teeth or grillz
  • A cup or glass
  • Warm water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Toothpaste
  • A toothbrush with soft bristles

How To Clean Permanent Gold Teeth

Cleaning permanent gold teeth are quite different from grillz or removable teeth. First, they're simpler to clean—you won't be needing specific toothpaste or tooth whitening strips. That’s because the compounds in whitening agents don't change the color of the gold teeth like natural teeth.

Brush It Like a Natural Tooth

You will still have to brush your teeth twice a day to avoid plaque buildup in cleaning permanent gold teeth. Bacteria from food can cause plaque buildup between your teeth, so it's still important to treat your permanent gold teeth just like natural teeth.

You can use a toothbrush with soft bristles to keep that luster on your teeth when you’re brushing.

Floss Regularly

In addition to brushing your teeth, make sure to floss around your gold tooth just like the rest of your natural teeth. Gold teeth still need to be cared for even though they help slow tooth decay to the underlying tooth, and reduce wear on adjacent teeth.

In addition, flossing can keep your teeth from tooth decay and gum disease. Just like natural teeth, floss your teeth at least once a day.

Maintaining Removable Gold Teeth

Maintaining Removable Gold Teeth

While cleaning removable gold teeth is just as easy as permanents, the process of cleaning and maintaining them is different. First, they'll need to be removed daily to clean.

It’s also advisable to quit smoking if you have gold teeth, as smoking tarnishes them and makes them lose their shine. However, if quitting smoking is not an option, we recommend that you get a higher quality gold for your teeth.

We don’t recommend using gold jewelry cleaners for your gold tooth because they are toxic when ingested. When you maintain your gold teeth, the shine will last for a long time.

Use a Non-Abrasive Cleaner

Removable gold teeth need to be cleaned daily with a non-abrasive cleaner, then rinsed with warm water before patting it dry. Non-toxic cleaners are very important to consider, and especially this involves a piece of jewelry that you place in your mouth regularly.

We recommend that you contact your dentist, so you know what cleansers to use specifically for gold teeth.

Polish Your Tooth with A Soft Cloth

Make sure to pat your gold teeth dry after cleaning them. After that, polish your gold teeth with a soft cloth (a soft cotton microfiber cloth) before putting them back in your mouth. Polishing will help your gold teeth retain their luster and shine.

How To Take Care of Your Gold Grill

Gold grillz are also easy to clean. But as with any other piece of jewelry, they need to be handled with care. Limiting how long you wear the grillz and removing them while eating will help your teeth and grillz clean and healthy. Knowing this will keep food and bacteria from getting trapped or accumulating beneath the grill.

Clean And Brush with Toothpaste

Remove and clean your removable grillz daily by brushing it with toothpaste. This way, it cleans it and removes any debris or bacteria that can accumulate in the grillz.

Not being able to clean them regularly may cause dental health conditions such as gum disease and tooth cavities, which may lead to more serious health issues. These health issues can be avoided by maintaining your grillz.

After brushing it, rinse your removable grillz with warm water. In between uses, you can sanitize your grillz by placing it with antiseptic mouthwash.

Wash With Soap and Water

There is another way to clean your gold grillz: using mild dishwashing liquid. To do this:

  • Remove the grill
  • Soak in a bowl of warm water mixed with dishwashing liquid for an hour or two
  • Let it air dry or pat it dry.

To Wrap It Up

Now that you have a good idea of cleaning your gold teeth, one very important thing to note is that this needs to be done regularly. Not only does this keep your natural teeth and gums healthy, but cleaning gold teeth also keeps the luster on the jewelry that you have hugely invested in.

Many of the things needed to clean your gold teeth are common house items, so you won't have to go out of your way in buying them, but we also recommend that you contact your dentist in knowing the best way to maintain your gold teeth, as well as your natural teeth.

Gold grillz or gold teeth are a luxury item and jewelry, so they need to be treated properly. Keep those gold teeth shining every day!