Hey guys,heard that tongue piercings will get some dental problems.Eg.Clipped teeth,gum disease,bad breath etc.Is there anything I can do to prevent all these?
Here we go... I have had my tongue pierced for 13 years now. I got it done with a 12G 3/4in barbell, then moved to a shorter 1/2in once it was healed. Over the years I have slowly stretched the hole to a 4G, but went back to a 6. To those that have one, that sounds huge, but it really isn't. Anyway, in all the years I have had it, I have not had one problem with any of the standard issues. I have only swallowed one, and that was my own fault right after I got it done. If you decide to get it done, go with the shortest barbell you can, or the shortest one that is comfortable, and you shouldn't have issues like chipped or broken teeth. Some words are tougher to pronounce when you get it done and again when you go a gauge larger, but nothing that can't be relearned. The hardest thing I had to relearn was eating pasta and cereals. Other than that, I've been golden for over ten years now. Good luck.
Yup. (I have one though, so don't think I'm disapproving of them).
Tongue piercing can cause a variety of dental problems. The most common are chipped teeth and having the gum pull away from the teeth. A recent study showed that 50% of people who had worn a long barbell stem piercing (longer than 1.59 cm) for more than two years had gum pull away from the inside of their lower front teeth. Chipping of the back teeth occurred in nearly half of all people who had worn the piercing for more than four years. Tongue piercing can also interfere with speaking or swallowing, and dental problems created by the piercing will require treatment.
I'm a dental assistant and I know that piercings can cause problems like receding gums and chipped teeth and all that stuff I personally took my labret ring out because it was receding my gums, however I still have my monroe piercing. but I think if done professionally and taken care of properly they are no worse then having a metal appliance that a dentist would put in your mouth.Just be careful and take good care of them.
Yes it sure can cause a lot of dental problems, I have had mine in for about 10 years now, and have had to have 2 teeth pulled because it broke them in my sleep, thank goodness it was my back teeth...lol... But the best way to save your teeth is to NOT have a metal stud in your mouth.. And take it out when you sleep, and make sure you always after every meal, clean your teeth and your stud..
yes but thiing is you have to always constantly clean your teeth and gums and wash your piercing thats is what my friend does and she dosen`t have any of the effects.Its a daily job you have to do