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In order to ensure that the mouth can continue to function as needed, make sure that you are limiting the use of mouth jewelry. Mouth jewelry typically consists of lip and tongue rings that are inserted in your mouth for an aesthetic effect. However, it can lead to dental damage in the form of oral accidents and injuries.

To make sure your smile gets the best of care, it is important that you are aware of risks wearing mouth jewelry and how it can permanently damage your smile. Oftentimes with the insertion of a tongue ring, it can hit crucial blood vessels and even cause permanent nerve damage. Furthermore, lip and tongue rings are known to cause inflammation and potentially infectious diseases such as hepatitis and endocarditis. Endocarditis occurs when bacteria in your mouth enters your bloodstream and travels to your heart. To help lower your risk for infectious diseases, make sure you keep your mouth clean and free of potential contamination that can be caused by mouth jewelry. Furthermore, mouth jewelry can cause chips and cracks, pose as choking hazards, and cause problems associated with allergies and a hypersensitivity to metals.

The time is now to upgrade your smile with additional oral health care from Dr. Sheila Poetti and our team at our dental office in Meriden, Connecticut. Cloverleaf Dental Center wants your smile to last for the rest of your life, so call us at 203-634-8727 to book an appointment.