Custom gold Grillz has been a trendy piece of jewelry for over 40 years. Starting in the 1980s, Gold Grillz became popular, originating in New York. Since then, Grillz had only grown in popularity year over year and skyrocketed in 2005 when famous rapper Nelly released his hit song “Grillz.” Read more on the ultimate guide to Nelly Grillz.

If you recently purchased your first set of gold teeth, you probably wonder, “How to clean gold Grillz?” Ensure that your newest investment in gold or diamond dental jewelry is critical for maintaining good oral hygiene, and the process is straightforward.

Things needed for Cleaning your Gold Grillz:

  • Your Grillz
  • A Toothbrush with Soft Bristles
  • Warm Water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide 
  • Cup or Glass

How to clean your Gold Grillz:

  • First, remove your set of Grillz from your mouth and gently rinse it off with warm water. We recommend using warm water anywhere from 90° - 100° Fahrenheit.
  • Grab a toothbrush with soft bristles and gently scrub your Grillz using warm water. Be sure to eliminate any bacteria or germs that you may see on your set of custom gold teeth. You will want to make sure you go over the entire surface area of the Grillz, especially around the area that is pressed against your teeth.
  •  Fill up a cup or glass with Hydrogen Peroxide. The mirror only needs to be filled up a couple of inches tall, enough for your Grillz to be fully submerged. 
  • Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic used to help prevent infections when you have minor cuts or scratches on the surface of your skin. It is also frequently used as a mouthwash, removing mucus from the mouth and relieving other oral irritations such as canker sores and gingivitis. Hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen, which causes foaming, naturally cleaning the area. 
  • Drop your Grillz into the glass of hydrogen peroxide. Let your gold teeth sit in the cleaning solution for 7 minutes.
  •  Remove your Grillz from the hydrogen peroxide cleaning solution and wash them off with warm water.
  • Gently use your toothbrush to scrub away lightly any leftover cleaning solution
  • Rinse the Grillz off in warm water again
  • Use a soft cloth to dry off your Grillz gently. Be sure to take your time and use a clean cloth to avoid tarnishing the surface of the Grillz. 


It is suggested that you take the time to polish your Grillz using a non-toxic gold cleaning solution. This will provide you with that extra shine you are looking for, similar to hand-waxing a car. Make sure you have your toothbrush with soft bristles and a soft cloth handy for this part.

Start by slowly rubbing the gold cleaner on all surfaces of your Grillz using the toothbrush. Use your soft cloth to massage the Grillz, softly caressing the cleaning material in a small circular motion. 

Lastly, rinse your Grillz off in warm water and use a soft cloth to dab all remaining water from the set of gold teeth. After this, the process will be complete, and you should be left with a group of Grillz looking like they just finished getting professionally polished.


Fast Way to Clean Grillz

If you are looking for a quicker way to clean your Grillz, you can use your standard mouthwash. Begin by running your Grillz under warm water and using a soft toothbrush to clear away any debris or bacteria. Next, soak your Grillz in a cup filled with mouthwash for a minimum of 10 minutes. If you would like, you can stir up the mouthwash a little bit while the Grillz are at the bottom soaking. Lastly, take your Grillz from the homemade mouthwash solution and wash them off using more warm water. You should dry them off using a soft and clean cloth to assure you are not adding any new bacteria to your Grillz after you have just finished cleaning them. 

Tips to Keep Grillz Looking New

  • Remove your Grillz when you smoke. Tobacco and other harmful smoke can tarnish your Grillz in the same way they can turn your teeth yellow.
  • Remove your Grillz before you eat any food. Acids from food can tarnish the precious metal used to create your Grillz.
  • Store your Grillz in a safe place. Do not just throw your Grillz in a bag with other objects or jewelry because this could cause the material to get scratched or chipped. Also, do not let them get discombobulated in your pocket or bounce around in your purse when you are not wearing them.
  • Put an anti-tarnishing strip in your container with your Grillz. This will help you avoid unwanted tarnishing to any Gold Grillz.

What Happens if you Do Not Clean your Grillz

If you choose not to take care of your Grillz, you may be expecting some dental issues in the future. If you decide not to clean and floss your teeth, you expose yourself to potential gum disease and cavities by choosing not to wash your Grillz. 

This is because tiny traces of food and bacteria collect on the interior of your Grillz between your teeth and the dental hardware. You can eliminate exposing your teeth to harmful acids and bacteria by practicing good dental hygiene and brushing, flossing, and cleaning your Grillz regularly. 

Benefits of Cleaning Your Grillz

If you decide to purchase a custom set of gold Grillz, you are making a costly investment, and it will only benefit you to take proper care of them. If you take adequate care of your Grillz, they should last you for the rest of your life, so long as your teeth do not move or fall out. 

For starters, gold naturally tarnishes and loses its shine over time, and this process tends to happen much quicker with Grillz than with bracelets and necklaces. 

This is because acids and bacteria in your mouth and on your teeth contribute to the overall problem. For this reason, it will significantly benefit you to constantly clean your teeth and Grillz before and after each time wearing them. Your dentist will thank you too.

You are investing a good amount of money in having a set of custom Grillz explicitly made for you, so be sure to take extra good care of them. Even if you wash your Grillz every time you wear them and soak them in mouthwash regularly, you will be doing wonders to help keep them looking brand new. 

We recommend using a non-toxic jewelry cleanser on your Grillz to give them that brand-new polished look. It would help if you did this as often as possible because professionally cleaning your Grillz using a non-toxic gold cleaner will only enhance that lovely shine.

In conclusion:

When wearing your custom Grillz for extremely long periods without washing them, your teeth will become a breeding ground for bacteria which can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and inflammation of the gums. 

Custom gold Grillz are a luxury item, and they should be treated with care. It is recommended that you prioritize cleaning your gold Grillz so you can preserve your teeth and keep your Grillz looking fly!