The Negative Effects Of Having a Tongue Piercing

Learn about the negative side effects of tongue piercings.

In recent years, more and more people have been piercing their tongues, mainly for aesthetic reasons.  A tongue piercing may look nice, but it can do some serious damage to your mouth.  The last thing you want to occur is your seemingly nice piercing chipping your tooth.  Discover a few of the serious negative effects of having a tongue piercing.

Chipped Or Cracked Teeth

One of the major side effects of getting your tongue pierced is the potential of chipping or cracking your teeth.  It is common for people to get a barbell piercing, which can tap at the back of your teeth causing serious damage. The last thing you want to do is goto the dentist for a costly procedure that could have been easily avoided.  Make sure to take out your piercing when exercising or playing a sport.

Gum Recession

When wearing your tongue ring, you might have a habit of rubbing it against your gums.  This action can cause you to irritate your gums leading them to recede. If you do this long enough, then the teeth in your mouth might loosen leading one to fall out.  No one wants to deal with having missing teeth.

Bad Breath

If you get your tongue pierced, there is a chance that you will suffer from bad breath.  A tongue piercing is a great place for plaque to hide and grow. Brushing around a tongue piercing is difficult, so make sure to brush your teeth well twice a day.  The thing you want is to suffer from bad breath because you didn’t brush well or at all!

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