i really want to get a lip piercing in the summer. however i have pretty good teeth and was wondering if i was right in thinking that its going to take the enamel off my teeth and if so..would there be a way in order to prevent it? id just be gettin a ring.
any thoughts appreciated but more from people with experience of this
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08-03-2009 11:26 PM #1
lip piercing - bad for your teeth?
08-03-2009 11:50 PM #2Newbie
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i have 3 lip piercings in the centre of mi lip and ive found that it does not affect you're teeth at all unless u have a lip bar bigger then it should be...(you end up chomping down in the back of it) but what i do sujestt is properly caring for it as i didnt and it coused me all sorts of problems just swill warm salt water once in the morning and once before you go to bed and you're sorted
09-03-2009 12:15 AM #3
sweet, do you take it out before you go to bed anyway?
09-03-2009 12:11 PM #4
Um... actually, in my experience, they can be bad for your teeth.
I've had mine for the past 8, nearly 9 years, and whilst it hasn't affected my teeth themselves, it has eroded the gum at the base of the tooth. Doesn't cause any pain but is fairly unsightly to look at and my dentist does love to shout at me whenever I see him. If you want it fixed it costs a fortune as well, because they have to do a gum graft.
Definitely worth thinking about. Although if you have a ring, it may not be so bad.
Oh, and you don't take it out before bed. Until it has properly healed, the advice is not to take it out at all. I've had mine out for a month at the longest - but as I said, I've had mine forever!
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09-03-2009 02:19 PM #5
My friend has really messed up her teeth cause of lip piercings. That, and she got her electric toothbrush stuck in it. Not a good time.I'm afraid I can't explain myself, you see, because I'm not myself, you know.
09-03-2009 05:39 PM #6Boards Champion
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plastic is the way to go...or to get a laberet...doesn't seem to do as much damage...
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09-03-2009 09:57 PM #9TheSite.org convert
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If you are concerned about such things you could discuss it with your dentist. I am sure they would advise against getting one but they should be able to explain how they cause damage so you can make up your own mind.===============
10-03-2009 10:45 AM #10'the beauty of the kiss, the reason for its allure, for its strangeness, is that it is at the same time the most innocent and the filthiest form of human contact: the first thing a mother does to her baby, the one thing a prostitute will never do. No subsequent erotic experience ever matches the intensity of the first kiss, so perfect because it sketches for you vast horizons, limitless spaces, endless possibilites. Whatever faliures and flops follow, the kiss is never held responsible. The kiss never promises satisfaction, so it can never disappoint.'
10-03-2009 09:25 PM #11
i think it also depends on the shape of your mouth, lips and teeth etc, and the bar you have in. my boyfriend took his out after 6 months because you could visibly see where it was rubbing his gum away, quite badly. i think it was because he had a longer bar in because he had a thicker lip. however iv had mine for 4 or 5 years now i think and i always ask the dentist whether its affecting my gums yet and he said it isnt at all. when it does start i think il take it out. id just suggest giving it a go :]they are loaded with prejudices, not based upon anything in reality,but based on... if something is new, they reject it immediately because itís frightening to them. what they do instead is just stay with the familiar.