Tongue Piercing-Not Cool

The presence of piercing is nowhere near as shocking as it once was. It's now commonplace to see pierced tongues, lips, or cheeks- to highlight the places that affect the mouth. 

Though they may appear pretty, there are numerous risks associated with such piercings that include: chipped teeth, cracked teeth, receding gums, blood clots, blood poisoning, heart infections, brain abscesses, infections and nerve disorders.

Take the advice of the American Dental Association: Skip the mouth jewelry!