Tongue Piercings Could Increase Risk of Gum Disease

18 July 2018
18 July 2018, Comments: 0

According to research, having your tongue pierced increases the chance of dental health issues such as gum disease. Consult your dentist on how best to clean your tongue piercing if you decide to keep it.

Key takeaways:

– The piercing constantly hits the teeth creating micro-cracks which eventually lead to larger oral health issues.
– A tongue piercing must be kept clean and a removable piercing is easier to clean.
– In contrast the gum health of those with lip piercings seems to remain unaffected.
“Oral piercings also increase a person’s chance of infection, given that the human mouth plays host to more than 500 known types of bacteria, fungi and viruses.”
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