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What You Should Know if you have a Tongue Piercing

teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthTongue piercings pose more risks to your dental health than lip piercings and are not recommended.

Key points:

– Tongue jewellery can irritate the gums and increase the risk of infection.

– Quit smoking or vaping as it allows irritants to enter the body easily.

– Have a dentist monitor teeth for chips and cracks.

Ideally you should remove the piercing; if not, you will need to be vigilant about your oral hygiene.

“Tongue piercings interfere with eating, swallowing and speaking, and cause irritation and damage by constantly rubbing and clicking against the teeth and gums…”

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