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Keeping Your Grills Fresh and Clean

Keeping Your Grills Fresh and Clean

If you want to get noticed, a set of custom-made gold grills are one of the best ways to make sure your style is on point and that you get the attention and respect you deserve. From solid grills to fangs, drips and open fronts—there are many different styles for you to choose from, all of which can make you look like a champ instead of a chump. Of course, no matter what style you choose or how much cash you spend on your grills, they won't do anything for you if you don't keep them clean. A quality pair of grills ought to keep you looking like a baller for years, as long as you take the time to keep them cleaned and polished. Otherwise, those grills will start looking and smelling old and foul. 

You know how bad some people's breath gets when they don't brush their teeth? It's the same sort of thing if you don't keep your grills brushed, except the smell can get even worse than your boy's nasty breath after a long weekend of partying. The grills will also quickly start to look dull, old and faded if you don't keep them well taken care of. No matter whether you buy gold, silver or platinum grills, cleaning and polishing them is the only way to keep the metal looking shiny and new. Whether you spend $50, $500 or $5,000 on your grills, you're not doing your mouth or your style any favors if you're not keeping them clean.

Maintaining the Shape and Style of Your Grills
Although some go all out and get permanent gold implants, most of us prefer the price and ease of removable grills. Still, you need to make sure you actually remove the grills as you should. This means only wearing them when going out and remembering to take the grills out before you eat or sleep. 

If you smoke, you should also buy grills made of a higher quality of gold, like 18 or 24 karat. The lower the karats, the easier the grills will be tarnished and darkened by the smoke. So if you want to be able to puff away without ruining your grills, you got to spend more money on higher quality materials. 

Brush Your Grills Like You Brush Your Teeth
The most important part of cleaning your grills is brushing the inside of them daily, just as you would brush your teeth. This means using a soft tooth brush and tooth paste to gentle scrub the inside of the grills (the part that touches your teeth) to remove food particles, spit, bacteria and anything else that could foul them up. 

Cleaning, Polishing and Shining
The best way to keep the metal looking new is to soak the grills in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes. This quickly gets to work to clean the metal without damaging it. 

After soaking, rinse the grills off fully in running water, and then gently pat them dry with a soft towel to avoid scratching the metal. You'll also want to get a soft polishing cloth that you can use on the grills every few days, as this will restore the metal's luster to keep your grills sparkling. 

Gold grills can give your style an instant upgrade, but not if you're too lazy to keep them clean. So if you really want to look your best, you've got to make sure you take a few minutes every day to brush and wash them.

Ancient Tradition Leads To New-Age Fashion: A Brief History Of Gold Grillz

Ancient Tradition Leads To New-Age Fashion: A Brief History Of Gold Grillz

Gaining wide popularity in the hip-hop and rap industry, gold grillz have actually been a tradition of our ancient ancestors. These mouth adornments have been popping up and disappearing from history for as long as humans have existed. Let's dive into the history of the gold grill

Mistaken Beginnings 

Many articles online are contributing the first discovery of gold grillz to the Ancient Egyptians. These conclusions are based on surface facts and not the whole picture. Archaeologists found two teeth that were woven together by a gold wire that dated back to 2,500 BC. 

It was later discovered that the wire was used as a necklace for the Giza resident to carry their teeth that had fallen out. There was no real attempt to adorn the teeth with a grill, rather, it was a necessity for keeping track of lost parts of the body. 

The Real Beginning 

In late 1999, Archaeologists found documentation of close to twenty different sets of teeth that were woven with gold wire. The gold wire was very delicate and the thickness of a rubber band. These documents were of the Etruscans people. 

The Etruscans roamed Italy between 800 and 200 BC. Many of the Etruscan writings have not survived. The only real knowledge from this time was from exhuming the graves of the Ancient people. These were dug up back in the 1800s and documented at the time. The gold grillz have become lost in transportation from country to country for viewing by archeologists, however, the documentation of what they found has still survived. 

The Mayans 

Although gold was not their stone of choice, the Mayans preferred jade, they still appeased the idea of mouth adornment. The ancient kings and queens would actually have holes drilled in their teeth and then have them filled with jade stones. This was similar to the practice of the gold grill as it was seen as a status symbol of money and power during the Mayan Age. 

The Vikings 

The Vikings had a habit of using gold to adorn their teeth. To them, it was seen as a way to identify their group. It is thought the Vikings picked up this practice from somewhere along their travels. Archaeologists aren't exactly sure where that is yet. 

1970s 

Fast forward to the 1970s and you would find a number of grillz all over New York City neighborhoods. The people from the West Indies and Jamaica started moving in numbers to the big city for a better chance at life. What they brought along with them were gold teeth. These teeth were used as false teeth for those who didn't have good oral care. Many residents in the city liked the look and decided to get their own gold teeth adornments in the way of grillz. 

Present Day 

Grillz have popped back up again in the 21st century, becoming a fashion statement. Grillz are no longer secluded to the lavishly rich society, they are becoming common items everyone can order.