PUT THOSE GRILLS ON ICE
Stuff Rappers Say: “My shirt is yellow, but the grill is gold” —Tyler, The Creator, “Fucking Lame”
Grills are perfect for BBQs and SUV stuntin’, but rocking gangsta grills like A$AP can wear on your choppers. Dentist to the stars Dr. Bill Dorfman—who’s worked on Usher and Fergie’s mouths—shares tips on how to keep your Colgate smile shining.
“If a grill doesn’t fit well, you can scratch your teeth and pinch and deform the gums. A lot of people get them from make-up artists or prop people—that’s just not smart. If you insist on wearing one, go to a dentist who knows how to make them. Teeth are supposed to fit together a certain way. If you’re wearing a grill that’s not made properly, it can screw up your bite.
People who wear grills tend to stop taking care of their own teeth. You need to brush and floss every time you eat. Never eat while you’re wearing a grill, because you’ll mash against your teeth in a way that’s not natural. The other thing is oral hygiene—they smell bad. You need to soak it with an Efferdent tablet when you’re not wearing, and brush it to make sure all the bacteria is cleaned off. The less you wear a grill, the better.”