Fashion Trend that is Very Harmful to your Mouth

Tongue RingsMost everyone who leaves their house, has some concern about their image and fashion, claims Danbury CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD.  It doesn't matter if you are a man, or woman, or cool kid.  Fashion is an expression of how we want the world to see us, whether it is true or not.  It is the face we put out there.  For some, it is very important, and they will go out of the box to accomplish their goal.

It started in ancient Maya and Aztec cultures, claims Dr. Marks.  They felt that they were honoring their gods.  This trend carried into European and American cultures in the early 20th century.  Los Angeles was the location in America where this trend took root.  What fashion trend could possibly be such a health hazard?

Tongue piercing is the culprit here.  It is a trend, but the metal is strong enough to crack teeth, and when it is found rubbing the gums, it can cause recession and other damage which can actually cause the loss of teeth.  We all know that the mouth is the "dirtiest" part of the body, so the bacterial in the mouth can easily cause sores and other infections.  As a matter of fact, up to 41% of pierced tongues lead to tooth breakage, and up to 68% lead to gum damage, requiring treatment such as gum surgery or other periodontal treatments.

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