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Will an Oral Piercing Impact Your Oral Health?
The instances of getting oral piercings have gone up significantly over the last decade or so. It went from something only a rare few did to something that's become more mainstream. However, the problems with oral piercings are not nearly as well-known. Dentists are starting to see a lot more problems in their offices with injuries to teeth that could have been avoided. If you are determined to get an oral piercing or already have one, make sure you know the dangers you are likely to face.

Oral piercings can bump around near a lot of soft tissues. They may only do a little damage here or there, but that damage does add up. When a post hits a tooth, it can easily crack or chip the tooth. Again, the damage may not be noticed right away, but it can adds up. Oral piercings also increase the instances of foreign bacteria in the mouth, which can lead to increased gum disease, abscesses, and infection anywhere within the mouth.

Getting an oral piercing may look cool now, but a mouthful of chipped or broken teeth won't look so good in a few years. It isn't a matter of if your mouth will get damaged by your oral piercing. It is quite literally a matter of when. Perhaps you will get lucky and it won't happen for a while. However, you may also fall into the group of people who suffer from these problems within a matter of months or less.

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