If you have an oral piercing that you are not willing to get rid of at this point in time, then you need to protect your teeth from the damage it can cause.
How to Protect Your Teeth from Oral Piercing Damage
The first tip to keep your teeth safe is to not play with your oral piercing. Nearly everyone that plays with it, ends up with some type of damage.
Another tip for protecting your teeth is to make sure you see your dentist at the very least of every six months, although more routinely is usually advised once you have an oral piercing, so they can detect issues as early as possible.
There are plenty of things to be leery of if you want to get an oral piercing. Aside from chipped and fractured teeth, you have receding gums to worry about. The metal can irritate your gums and cause them to recede, exposing the root of your tooth.
There is always a threat of infection, which can decimate your mouth. Plus, the piercing could break off and cause you to choke on it. This would be a very big problem if you were asleep at the time.
If you insist on an oral piercing, do your due diligence before getting it put in. Contact our office about the dangers, and make sure you do everything you can to protect your teeth while you have it in. It's simply not worth the risk.