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Are you aware of the risks that come with wearing mouth jewelry? Mouth jewelry is often put in for aesthetic reasons to enhance the look of your smile. However, several health risks are prevalent depending on the types you use. Because mouth jewelry products are often made of hard materials or are easily moving around in your mouth, it can lead to several forms of dental damage including potential damage to your teeth, gums, tongue and even jaw.

If you are considering the use of a tongue ring, be aware that it can end up causing several problems to your tongue, teeth and gums including potentially causing permanent nerve damage or bursting blood vessels. Furthermore, if you have a hypersensitivity to any forms of metals, you may be at an increased risk due to an allergic reaction and tongue swelling when a tongue ring or lip ring is inserted. Furthermore, infectious diseases such as endocarditis and hepatitis can occur. In addition, chipping and cracking your teeth due to mouth jewelry moving around in your mouth, and potential choking hazards are possible through the use of mouth jewelry.

For a healthy, superstar smile, make sure to take diligent care of your teeth and gums so that your smile can last for ages. For more information or to schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. R. Nab and our team, please give us a call at 713-481-5693. Our dental office of Midtown Dental is suitably located in Houston, Texas.