Posted .

Are you aware of the risk associated with mouth jewelry? Mouth jewelry consists of appliances that are inserted into the mouth often for fashion. This can lip or tongue rings. By wearing mouth jewelry, you could find yourself at an increased risk for several issues including damage to your teeth, gums and overall oral health. To help keep your smile safe, know the risks, and limit your use of these products.

If you’re struggling with your decision on whether or not to get mouth jewelry, it’s important to be aware of what the oral health risks. Mouth jewelry can cause severe oral inflammation and infections in your mouth. If that’s not enough, they have even been known to cause serious permanent damage. When tongue rings are placed into your mouth, they may be inserted incorrectly and can cause blood vessels to burst or can lead to permanent nerve damage. They are made of hard plastics and metals that can easily break off and become choking hazards. In several instances, patients have experienced signs of infectious diseases including endocarditis and hepatitis. It is important to be aware of all the risk factors associated with mouth jewelry including allergic reactions difficulty in keeping your mouth clean.

If there is anything you would like to know about risk factors for your smile, contact our dental office in Aiea, Hawaii. You are also welcome to schedule an appointment at Island Dental Group by calling us at (808) 484-4470. Dr. Claude N. Tamura looks forward to taking your smile and your oral health care to the next level.