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Tooth Kandy–What is it, and is it safe?

Tooth Kandy is a company that specializes in teeth decorations. These gems and other flashy pieces of jewelry get cemented to your teeth. This however is not a new trend. Tooth implants were popular in the ‘90s and “Grills” became popular in the early 2000s. “Grills” were more practical because dentists can custom make them for the user. The individual could easily remove the “grill” at any time so every day activities could be unimpaired. This is not the case with Tooth Kandy.

What is Tooth Kandy?

Fashion is constantly changing. Tooth Kandy might be popular today but trends quickly change. It also isn’t as easy to change. These modifications and decorations are meant to last for years. Tooth Kandy uses the enamel of the tooth to apply professional orthodontic grade cement materials. Anyone can easily become certified in installing these Tooth Kandy but the cement and procedure is much like installing braces or fillings, and should only be used by professional dentists and orthodontists. If incorrectly applied and used these types of implants can cause severe and permanent harm to healthy teeth and gums.

Tooth Kandy are not as durable or beneficial to your smile like braces and fillings. Jewels can break and occasionally fall out. It is a purely cosmetic procedure that doesn’t offer any health benefits and is not covered by insurance providers. These gemstones and precious metals might look appealing to some people but for others the decorations might look like just like unwanted food stuck in your teeth.

Why You Shouldn’t Get Tooth Kandy

Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale wants you and your family to have happy healthy teeth and even happy and healthier smile. Tooth Kandy could cause damage to your teeth and gums in the long term and short term. Everyday routines concerning your teeth could have immediate problems problems. For instance brushing and flossing could become more difficult and increase your likelihood of disease and losing your bright and healthy smile. Tooth Kandy can make these tasks annoying and difficult. The inside of your mouth is an extremely sensitive part of your body and easily agitated. Having an extra piece of jewelry can disrupt and negatively affect daily activities such as speaking and eating.

Our dental office does not provide Tooth Kandy and strongly urge our patients to not try this procedure. We do, however, provide excellent cosmetic dentistry that can transform your smile. We want the best for our clients and potential future clients. Give us a call today to learn what we can do for you!

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