Saturday, August 7, 2010

Warning - tongue piercing leads to health problems, gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, and more

Tongue piercings are not removed in the way that earrings can be because "the tongue is so vascular that leaving the stud out can result in healing of the opening in the tongue," says professor Sawsan Tabbaa.Tongue piercing can cause chipped and fractured teeth, gum trauma, infection, hemorrhage and even brain abscess.

I’ve never met someone who thought barbells in the tongue was glamorous.It’s not that I don’t talk with younger people, I do. I’ve got nephews and nieces and friends of my sons who I can ask about fashion questions such as tongue piercing.

I’ll be blunt. I think it’s a piss-poor way to get attention (why else would you do it?) and it’s not a healthy thing to do. I suppose if you don’t mind experiencing the above side-effects of this tongue-in-check fad…it’s your way of making a statement. Unfortunately,that statement often comes with health drawbacks.




1 comment:

Jendocino said...

I hesitate to comment on people's personal fashion choices (says the girl with the blue hair), but I too question this trend. When you talk with someone who has had this done, their tongue jewelry literally clacks against their teeth as they speak. Yikes! It makes my teeth hurt just to think about it!