Tongue Piercings

Tongue Piercings

US researchers at the university of Buffalo New York have set a worldwide panic regarding tongue piercings, implying that they can cause damage to teeth, causing gaps in them from pushing metal studs against the teeth. However when you look at materials such as Bio Flex Tongue Jewellery, none of the raised issues are relevant.  Bio Flex is a transparent and discreet material with superb biocompatibility and it’s flexible which reduces stress caused by movements. As Bio Flex is metal-free so there are no risks from chipping the teeth accidentally and they are fantastic for healing sensitive body parts such as tongues. You can also cut Bio Flex body jewellery to size, enabling you to enjoy the most comfortable fit. In addition to this you can even safely wear Bio Flex Tongue Jewellery to hospital appointments, the dentist and whilst pregnant. So long as you are responsible with your piercings and make sure you follow the essential aftercare tips there is no reason why you can’t continue to enjoy tongue piercings.

Bio Flex Tongue Jewellery & Researching Your Piercer Increases Safety

The chances of getting a tongue piercing infected is very slight when the proper care and suitable jewellery is used. Most tongue piercings are pierced from the underside, vertically through, before exiting from the surface of the tongue. The tongue should be thoroughly checked by the piercer before the piercing is carried out, as there are three arterial veins running close to the tip of the tongue back along the length. You should never risk having a piercing done by somebody you have not checked out first. Healing can take anything from 3-12 weeks, so do not rush into placing other jewellery materials or slacking on hygiene, this is particularly important during the healing process.

What Piercers Say

Professional piercers reassure people that so long as hygienic measures are taken, precision piercing rarely causes any complications. So it seems that you don’t need to avoid tongue piercings after all, so long as you use caution and common sense as with most things. We have provided some crucial points to follow in order to keep safe with tongue piercings.

Tongue Piercings Basic Aftercare

• Always research your piercer, ensuring they are qualified & experienced
• Ask for full aftercare instructions before you get a piercing done
• Ensure that you follow-up the aftercare instructions
• Ask to be pierced with Bio Flex jewellery
• Keep your piercing clean
• Ensure that both balls on tongue bars are always fastened to prevent swallowing
• Regular rinsing with saline or an anti-septic non-alcoholic mouthwash helps to further reduce the risks of infection
• Do not overuse mouthwash as it can kill natural bacteria, turning the tongues surface white
• Once the swelling has gone down, change larger jewellery to smaller, so it doesn’t push on gums
• If you do have any signs of infection, however slight, get it dealt with immediately to prevent complications
• Avoid tough food until the piercing is healed as this could aggravate your piercing