Give bling a zing without
damaging a thing
In the quiet hills of vertant aspiration, gingival
Tuscarawas County, we inflammation, metallic reac-
don’t get to see a lot of the Dr. Kevin tion, dental decay, etc.
unique styles that are seen in Huff I guess that bling isn’t
urban America. However, going to go away, and it sim-
we are constantly reminded Dentist ply is a sign of the time. My
by the media that we are not only advice.... If you’re
very far away. Unless you considering bling that
were born after 1990, cultural status symbol for involves your mouth, ask
you’ve probably never heard people of some ethnicities to your dentist first. Gold
of “bling.” Bling is the have gold veneers on one or veneers or 3/4 crowns can
urbanesque term for gaudy be made on appropriate
adornment that has become tooth preparations that func-
very popular in recent days. “Bling isn’t going tion properly. Diamonds,
A good analogy comes to gems, etc, can even be
to go away, and added for extra sparkle.
Apparently, it is consid- it is simply a sign There are probably ways to
ered cool and hip by some to give the bling a zing without
have large, gaudy jewelry of the time.” damaging a thing.
that may or may not be Dr. Kevin Huff is a gen-
attached to some form of more front teeth. I have even eral dentist in Dover, holds
bodily piercing. As a dentist, made dentures with gold the status of “Master” in the
I am, of course, concerned. front teeth. This now has Academy of General
Tongue piercings, by far, are been taken to the next level Dentistry, and is a clinical
the most dangerous. I will in the form of “grills.” A instructor at the Case
never understand why peo- grill is a metallic shell made School of Dental Medicine.
ple willfully have their to wrap over the front teeth For questions about den-
tongues mutilated in this that can either be perma- tal health or to schedule a
way....I go to great lengths nently cemented or made to complementary consulta-
daily to avoid injuring the snap on and off. Obviously, tion, call 330-364-2011,
tongue by accident! there are several potential visit www.doctorhuff.net, or
For years, it has been a problems with grills: inad- ask your regular dentist.