Thursday, September 20, 2007

HOLE TRUTH - the truth about piercing your lip or tongue

Dentist are finding they (piercing) cause problems including cracked or chipped teeth, infections and gum damage.

Researchers at the Ohio State University compared the gums of 29 young adults with pierced lips to those of 29 with un-pierced lips. Their study found that around 41% of people with pierced lips had receding gums, compared with only 7% of those whose lips were intact.

In additions, gums had receded more than twice as much in those with pierced lips.

People who’d had their lips pierced for the longest time fared the worst. Age, gender and other factors didn’t matter, only the length of time with a pierced lip.

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