How to Take Care of a Tongue Piercing?


To take care of a tongue piercing you will need to clean the piercing everything you eat or drink something other than water for the first 7 days. Twice a day you will want to check the balls to make sure they are tight on the barbell. To reduce the swelling, you can use a cool compress put on your tongue (ice in a baggie will work).
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1. Expect swelling. For the first few days following the piercing, you will have difficulty eating and talking. Stick to smoothies and mashed foods until you are able to eat properly
1. If you are under 18, get permission! Make sure it's OK with your parents before you even go out to the piercing place. After you get the piercing, use an alcohol (and fluoride)
Congrats on your tongue piercing! If you want to keep it healthy, remember to: Brush your teeth and tongue everyday, morning and night. Use a mouthwash after brushing your teeth.
Use an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouth rinse for 30 to 60 seconds after
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How to Care for a Tongue Piercing
A tongue piercing is very hip with the younger set. It is a fun piece of body jewelry that can show off your wild side. If you do decide to get a tongue piercing, you should make sure that it is cared for properly. Read on to find out how.... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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