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Are you aware of the oral health risks that often come with the use of mouth jewelry? Mouth jewelry consists of oral appliances such as lip or tongue rings and are often used as a form of self-expression. However, they can be disastrous to your oral health. If you are wearing any lip or tongue rings, be aware of the dangers they can pose.

One of the biggest risks of mouth jewelry is the fact that they can cause permanent nerve damage. When a tongue ring is placed, it can end up hitting nerve endings and lead to permanent nerve damage. Furthermore, mouth jewelry can lead to chipped or cracked choking hazards, infectious diseases such as endocarditis, oral inflammation, allergic reactions and make cleaning out your mouth more difficult. When assessing ways to improve your oral health, consider limiting the use of mouth jewelry or any other oral appliances that can cause dental dangers or damage down the road. If you have any questions about various activities in your day-to-day life that could be putting your teeth and gums at risk, speak with our dentist.

For additional care for your teeth and gums, please contact Premier Dental to set up an appointment at our dental office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by calling us at (319) 294-2323. Drs. Rob Rodriguez, Shawn Ray, Bailey Hammerberg and Adrian Rehak look forward to having you as our guest soon.