The perils of facial piercings

Tongue piercing and other oral piercings are a form of self-expression that is quite the rage today. Just because “everyone does it” does not make piercing the tongue, lip or cheek safe because the mouth by nature is moist and warm – a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Moist and warm and injured is a bad combo for infection – especially with our mouths being the entrance for food, beverage and airborne particles containing pathogens. But the risks caused by oral piercings go beyond infection because these piercings can chip and crack teeth, wear the lining of the mouth, reshape the tongue, cause nerve damage, become a choking hazard and bring allergic reactions to the different metals. Some piercings actually make it more difficult to chew, swallow and speak.

Self expression at its finest

Self expression at its finest

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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