Part of being a famous singer is constantly having cameras shooting close to your face while performing. Hence, it’s important to have an amazing set of teeth – especially if you’re a popstar diva like Madonna.
While most artists would go for ordinary dental procedures to keep their pearls white and decent, Madonna has a very unique approach to her own teeth – so unique, in fact, that she made headlines just by flashing a smile!
So, what’s up with Madonna and her teeth? Keep reading to find out all the bizarre facts about them.
Fact #1: Madonna’s teeth situation is a condition called diastema
The space between Madonna’s two front teeth has a medical term: diastema. It’s a condition that usually affects children during the developmental stages of their teeth, but they often grow out of it. There’s nothing harmful about having diastema, but it can cause discomfort and loss of self-esteem.
There are many different factors that cause diastema, such as:
- Overgrowth of tissue in the gum area
- Thumb-sucking during childhood
- Tongue thrust when swallowing
- Gum disease
- Jaw bone size
Fact #2: Madonna loves her front teeth gap
Despite criticisms hurled towards her front-teeth gap, Madonna remains unaffected. If she was in any way bothered by the harsh comments, she would have had them adjusted years ago.
Instead, she kept her signature look. The Queen of Pop even resorted to wearing fake dentures for her role in Evita instead of permanently reshaping her teeth.
This power move revolutionized the ridiculous beauty standards held against women in the entertainment industry. In fact, many fashion gurus now celebrate women with gapped teeth.
Fact #3: Madonna has a gold mouth grill
Just when we all thought that Madonna’s days of pioneering trends in women’s fashion are long gone, she wore a mouth grill. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s a removable accessory for the mouth.
Designer braces, if you will – or fancy mouthpieces. Whatever you want to call it. If you’ve seen rappers with weird golden chains in their mouths, that’s a mouth grill.
Just like every other fashion accessory, a mouth grill can be made of diamond, gold, ruby, emerald, or any other precious stones. So, this isn’t really used for oral health. It’s more of a fashion statement.
Fact #4: Madonna’s mouth grill has diamonds
Madonna is definitely letting the world know just how rich she is by wearing actual diamonds in her golden chompers. Reports say that there are 24 pieces of diamonds in her tooth rims.
Given how exquisite her mouthpiece is, it definitely shouldn’t be a one-time thing. Madonna has worn them a couple of times, and it seems that she has no plans of stopping despite the backlash she’s getting.
“Yeah, I’m grillin’. It pisses everybody off when I wear my grill. So, that’s why I wear it.”
Just think of all the debts you could pay off with $30,000, only for Madonna to spend that much for some teeth decorations. Oh, well. Her wallet, her decisions!
Fact #5: Madonna admits to eating while wearing the grillz
When asked if she wears them frequently, Madonna replied with this:
“When it matches my outfit. When I don’t have to eat. Actually, I’ve learned to eat with my grill in.”
This may not sound like a big deal, but dentists have warned against eating with mouth grills on. Remember, mouth grills aren’t made to support chewing like braces and veneers do. Hence, it’s only going to trap all those food particles which can promote bacteria growth in your mouth.
That’s super unhygienic. We can only hope and pray that Madonna takes necessary measures to prevent that from happening if she ever finds herself eating with the diamond-filled mouth piece on.
Fact #6: Madonna spent thousands of dollars for her teeth
The Queen of Pop hasn’t exactly disclosed how much she spent on her pearls. However, a company that has created customized mouth grills for numerous celebrities revealed that a customer would have to pay at least $240 to $500 for a basic six-tooth gold piece.
And knowing Madonna, we’re very confident that she did not go for the cheaper options. The diamonds alone would have cost around $30,000, which is coincidentally the same price of the most expensive mouth grill that the company offers.
Fact #7: Madonna’s teeth used to be crooked and stained
Unlike her iconic front-teeth gap, Madonna’s crooked and stained pearls are nowhere to be found now. It’s the only thing about her teeth that she changed by wearing braces and undergoing tooth whitening procedures.
Just goes to show that celebrities aren’t always perfect from the get-go – and there’s nothing wrong with that! Nobody is born with a set of perfectly white and healthy teeth. Not even a universal diva like Madonna.
Sometimes, there are changes that we need to make to our bodies so that we can live a happy and healthy life. And if Madonna is happy with not having crooked and stained teeth, then we’re happy!