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If you’re involved with any unhealthy habits such as wearing mouth jewelry, you need to be aware of the risks involved. Mouth jewelry consists of lip and tongue rings and is commonly placed in areas where further dental damage can occur.

If you continually struggle with your oral health care be aware that there are problems associated with mouth jewelry. If you are battling with the decision on whether or not to get mouth jewelry, always err on the side of caution. Mouth jewelry is often made of hard plastic or metal materials. Because of this, oral jewelry can chip or crack your teeth or create spaces between them. Furthermore, you run the risk nerve damage and burst blood vessels during the piercing process. Other common risk factors associated with mouth jewelry include allergic reactions, choking hazards, excessive drooling and difficulties cleaning your mouth out. To help lower your risk of dental damage associated with mouth jewelry, avoid lip and tongue rings altogether.

Are you avoiding risk factors for your smile in Opelika, Alabama? If not, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jim Tatum at our dental office by calling us at 334-745-3135. Opelika Dental Arts looks forward to enhancing your smile with risk prevention planning. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!