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Mouth jewelry can look cool and popular with many people. Yes, despite the appearance of mouth jewelry, it can cause serious problems to your teeth, tongue, and lead to many oral health problems in the future.

Our dentist, Dr. Michael Gardner with Euclid Family Dentistry in Ontario, California, cares about your oral health and is happy to share with you some necessary information on why mouth jewelry is considered a health hazard to your smile.

Here are some facts on mouth jewelry and your oral health:

-Are you aware of the dangers of tongue rings? If they’re not placed on your tongue correctly, nerve damage can result. You could even end up bursting a blood vessel.
-Mouth jewelry has been known to produce vicious infections including hepatitis.
-Lip or tongue rings can often swing around your mouth and crack your teeth.
-If a lip or tongue ring should break off, it will pose an immediate choking hazard.
-Mouth jewelry can make cleaning out your mouth more difficult.
-Several individuals are susceptible to allergic reactions caused by mouth jewelry
-Mouth jewelry is not only damaging to your teeth but also your gums and dental fillings.

As you can see, many oral health problems are linked to mouth jewelry. If you have questions about your oral health or would like to talk to a member of our dental team, please call us today at 909-983-9639 to make an appointment, so we can help you.