Tongue & Lip Piercings: Effect On Your Oral Health

Tongue piercings may be trendy, but biting down on the metal stud can crack a tooth. Lip piercings pose a similar risk. When metal rubs against the gums, it can cause damage to the oral tissue which may lead to tooth loss. The mouth is a haven for bacteria. Piercings raise the risk of infections and sores. Get educated by …

#1 On Your Priority List: You

Some dental professionals do a cursory screening; some do a very thorough one.  There is no standard or required level of quality, except one: an oral cancer screening should be performed at every dental check-up. I spoke with a dentist (about 50 years old) who told me she never learned how to perform an oral cancer screening in dental school so she doesn’t …

Accelerated Tongue Growth Disorder

Have you ever heard of Beckwiths Wiedemann Syndrome? The most common part of the body to have accelerated growth is the tongue! Olivia Gillies was born withh Beckwiths Wiedemann Syndrome(BWS). Doctors spotted the unusually large size of her tongue while she was still in the womb. This was the fourth child born to a 27 year old mother from England. …