To help ensure that your smile has the best chance of continuing to function properly for many years to come, make sure that you’re always exercising caution with the application of mouth jewelry. Mouth jewelry consists of oral appliances that are linked to your lips, tongue, or areas around your mouth for an aesthetic appeal. However, it can lead to several forms of damage you need to be aware of the risks associated with it.
Are you aware that mouth jewelry can cause infectious diseases such as hepatitis and endocarditis? It’s true, because if you find yourself suffering oral lacerations and cuts, the products can contain germs and other bacteria that can pass into your bloodstream and cause heart issues.
Other common risks that tend to be associated with mouth dory includes chipped and cracked teeth due to hard pieces flying around in your mouth. Furthermore, it can pose as choking hazards and even cause permanent nerve damage. If you have a hypersensitivity to metals, it can cause your tongue to swell up and your airway to close.
If you are looking to restore your smile with optimal oral health habits, contact Dr. David Powell and our team by calling 801-266-1414 to set up a reservation to see us at our office in Murray, Utah. All Care Dentistry wants to save your smile!