Dental jewellery a hit in India

Dental jewellery is becoming a fashion fad in India.

Dentist Monica Jagtop, who runs Million Dollar Smile, says an increasing number of her patients are keen to have some dental jewellery.

She is reported as saying: ‘Dental jewellery involves putting precious, semi-precious or metal crystals on the teeth so that the teeth shine whenever one smiles. It’s a relatively new trend in India but is fast catching up.’

The process of fixing a crystal on your tooth is not very complicated and takes just 10-15 minutes. After a mouth hygiene procedure, the jewel is stuck on the tooth with an adhesive substance used in dental practices.

Dr Jagtap says: ‘People going in for this procedure don’t have too many apprehensions because it’s easy, not too time-consuming, is removable and, most importantly, painless.’

The dental jewel can last a relatively long time. If the jewel gets loose unexpectedly, it can be reattached without much hassle.

www.hindustantimes.com reports that the trend is popular in the big cities. In the capital, Artemis and Muskan Dental Care in West Patel Nagar provide the services, while in Bangalore Glitz Dental Care and Dr Sathya’s Dental Care and Health Centre for a sparkling smile can provide the service.

People from different ages are endorsing this trend, but dentist Vijay Karande, who owns the clinic Smile Craft, says it is more popular among the fashion-conscious younger generation who have earlier experimented with body piercing and tattoos.

Dr Karande says: ‘Dental jewellery is one of the latest things for a dazzling smile and usually college students and youngsters, who are party animals, like to sport it.’

He also revealed that diamonds are the most preferred stones.

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