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Why risk your smile? Even if oral piercing seems popular and trendy, if it has the potential to damage your teeth and mouth, you should protect yourself. At the very least, you should make sure you have effective prevention and care plans in place to limit the risks of the health hazards that can arise.

Many individuals like the idea of having lip and tongue rings. However, they do not think of the ramifications of what these products for their oral health. Mouth jewelry is known for causing oral health ailments including oral inflammation and gum lacerations. Furthermore, if your tongue is pierced incorrectly, you can suffer burst blood vessels and even permanent nerve damage. Other common risk factors associated with mouth jewelry includes serious infectious diseases such as hepatitis and endocarditis, as well as chipped and cracked teeth.

If you are thinking of having an oral piercing in Westborough, Massachusetts, or if you have recently had a piercing done, come visit George Ghaly, DDS for a comprehensive exam or a bi-annual professional cleaning. To schedule an appointment, you can call our office at 508-366-1911. Dr. George Ghaly and our team, can help maintain and protect your smile.