famous by American hip hop artists, removable tooth gems for short-term results, and the touching if not eccentric option of milk teeth jewellery. You can always buy jewel stickers for your teeth but if you want a proper fixed jewel, you should always see your dentist. Teeth jewellery is generally more popular with females than males. However, many males do choose to have the treatment. Teeth gems and stones The application of teeth gems and stones is likened to having an orthodontic bracket applied to the teeth, with no need for drilling. There are two main types of tooth gems and stones currently on the market; these include twinkles and dental gems. · Twinkles: twinkles are usually gold or white gold and come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Other precious stones including rubies, sapphires and emeralds are also available.

Dental gems: dental gems are small glass crystals that come in a range of different colours and are often more obvious than twinkles. Tooth gems and stones procedure The procedure to attach jewels to the teeth is very simple and quick, sometimes as little as ten minutes. The gems and stones are fixed to the teeth using a strong adhesive. The dentist will discuss the procedure with you and you can then choose which kind of stone you want and select the design. Your dentist will then clean your teeth thoroughly and fix the jewel to the tooth. If you have dental health problems you may be advised to get treatment before you have the jewel fitted.

Is the application of dental jewellery painful? The procedure to fit a tooth gem or twinkle is very quick and painless. You should not experience any pain either during or after the procedure. But if you do feel pain, talk to your dentist.

How long does teeth jewellery last?

The gems will last as long as the patient wants them to. Some people want jewels for a specific event or celebration, while others want them as a long-term addition to their look.

Will the gems damage my teeth?

Having gems attached to your teeth should not damage the existing tooth structure as long as the jewellery is fitted properly. It is important that a dentist carries out the procedure. How much does tooth jewellery cost? The cost of teeth jewellery depends on the design of the jewel and the quality of the material. Prices vary considerably so it is always a good idea to check prices with your dentist before you agree to have the treatment.

What happens if I want my jewel removed?

If you decide you no longer want a jewel in your tooth, arrange to see your dentist so that they can remove it. Do not try to remove the jewel yourself, as this could damage the tooth. The jewels can be removed whenever you want and will not damage the teeth in any way or cause any pain. The jewels are fitted to an invisible micro-skin which is made from clear glass. The skin sits on top of the tooth and can be removed at any time. There is a large range of jewels, gems and designs to choose from so you can change your look according to your outfit or your mood.

Is Dental Jewellery Safe to Wear?

Safety is an important issue when it comes to applying fashion accessories to such delicate structures as your teeth. Teeth are extremely fragile and are meant to last us a lifetime; therefore, needlessly applying fashion accessories to the teeth does raise some concern for your oral health. Fortunately, these sorts of dental jewellery are, on the whole, safe to wear and are not thought to cause damage to your teeth when used wisely.

It goes without saying that milk teeth jewellery causes absolutely no damage to anyone\'s oral health; unless, that is, your desire for a gorgeous necklace leads you to gently forcing your child\'s milk teeth from their mouth. Hopefully, this is not the case!

How safe are tooth gems?

Dentists actually look at tooth gems and stones as the safe form of mouth decoration when comparing them to more popular forms of accessory such as lip and tongue piercings. Piercings in the mouth are a dentist\'s worst nightmare; they have the potential to cause a multitude of damage to your oral health. As there are so many safety issues with piercings, we will look at these in detail in a later section. Small gems on the tooth are in no way harmful to the tooth; it is too small to irritate gum tissue; it is easily kept clean if the wearer pays good attention to their oral hygiene; and the glue used for application is the same as that used for other dental procedures such as brace fittings and is therefore not harmful to the tooth enamel.

This safety, however, depends on the method you choose for application of your tooth gem. When the gem is applied professionally by a dentist then it is true that any damage is very unlikely. The same safety cannot be guaranteed if you choose to use an at-home kit. When you visit a dentist for the treatment, the dentist will assess the area for suitability and for any damage prior to application. Already existent damage would usually have to be treated before application as a damaged tooth may not be strong enough to withstand the procedure. The dentist will also clean the area thoroughly prior to application so that your tooth is sparkling from the offset with its brand new look.

Tooth gem warning

These gems should only ever be applied to real teeth. If you use a DIY kit and do not know this little detail then again there is a risk of damage; hence the reason you should always seek professional advice. Furthermore, there is a chance that the gem could cause some slight discolouration to the area where it is applied if it is worn for an excessive length of time. The gem has potential to last anything up to a year and when an area is covered for such a long time it is natural that there may be some mark or stain when the gem is removed. Nevertheless it is likely that this discolouration is not permanent.

A good oral hygiene routine

The main priority with any piece of jewellery you wear in your mouth is maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. When you have any foreign object such as a gem, a piercing or a dental grill in your mouth they are a natural attraction for bacteria and food particles. It is important that you pay extra attention to cleaning these areas properly to avoid plaque build up that may lead to gum disease and dental cavities. If the accessory is removable then it is paramount that you remove it when you clean your teeth. You should also clean the accessory thoroughly to avoid transferring plaque bacteria back into your newly plaque-free mouth.


The basic message is that these dental accessories are relatively safe to wear and should not cause any harm to your teeth and gums as long as they are fitted and cared for properly. If the wearer is sensible then there is nothing stopping them from looking super stylish and still having a perfectly healthy smile.