[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]While many of us love piercing our body to show self-expression, you may want to think twice when piercing your tongue or any other area around your mouth. That is because your mouth contains millions of bacteria and when a tongue is pierced there is a high risk of infection and swelling.

In addition to the serious potential of infection, which could lead to a variety of serious diseases including hepatitis, there are many other downsides with oral piercings. That includes:

If you do though have an oral piercing your best option is to remove it. If though you want to keep it you will want to keep it clean using a mouth rinse, checking its tightness and visiting your Fresh Dental Smiles dentist regularly.

An oral piercing is an important proposition and shouldn’t be a spur of the moment decision. Make sure you are aware of this new added responsibility and are prepared for the attention and upkeep that is needed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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