Piercings of tongue and lips

Happy Wednesday and happy Halloween,

Piercing does not feel so hip when it causes infection and pain.  Yes, indeed we can get infection from piercing our tongues and lips.  They can also harm our teeth especially if they are made out of metal.  They also carry the potential of causing allergic reactions. Tongue is a vascular organ consisting of nerves and blood vessels which may be permanently damaged as a result of piercing. Piercing artifacts can potentially interfere with x-rays as they can superimpose on our teeth and prevent the dentist from reading the pictures accurately.

 

I hope this helps.

To be continued…

Mouth and Alzheimer

Happy Wednesday,

Summer is back to Ajax again. Today is supposed to be 32 degree. I am inside with air conditioner and it feels like 22 degree!!

Last Thursday, when I was in Rotary club lunch meeting, one of my patients and an old Rotarian was kind and concern enough to give me a cut out of a newspaper titled ” Gum disease bacteria may be linked to Alzheimer’s”.  It was so interesting that I would like to share it with you. In it, it says:” Sign’s of the bacterium, known as Porphyromonas gigivalis, were found in four out of 10 samples of brain tissue from Alzheimer’s patients, while no signs of the bug were found in 10 brains from people of similar age who never developed dementia, according to the results in the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Hence an ever increasing more reasons to keep flossing, brushing and regular dental visits and cleaning.

I hope this helps.

To be continued…