Oral piercings are not recommended by Dr. Julie.
The jewelry itself can be hazardous or cause other problems
• Teeth can chip or crack from contact with the jewelry.
• Gum tissue can be harmed from contact with the jewelry
• Bacteria that breeds around the piercing can cause bad breath.
• The jewelry can prevent you from speaking clearly or cause problems with chewing and
Since oral health is important for overall health, the effects of an oral piercing may have a greater impact than one may think. Unfortunately, many people with oral piercings don't realize that these side effects could happen to them.