Question by  Melissa101010 (4405)

How do you take care of a tongue piercing?

I just got my tongue pierced.


Answer by  brooklyn (374)

The mouth is the fastest part of your body to heal. While healing make sure to rinse several times a day with listerene to keep infection away. The best way to deal with the swelling is to use crushed ice and avoid foods like spaghetti that can wrap around and irritate the piercing.


Answer by  Lasher (31)

Never use peroxide, it dries the piercing. The best thing to do is always have mouthwash on hand. Anytime you eat or drink anything other than water, rinse your mouth out for at least 30 seconds. Try to avoid playing with your piercing unless you have washed your hands.


Answer by  Camelia (662)

You have to take antibiotics for a while after doing the tongue piercing and try not to play with the pierce too much, let the wound heal by itself and use a pierce that is suitable to be worn inside your mouth and in contact with your saliva and oral secretions.


Answer by  Molae06 (1467)

Different piercers give different instructions, so the best thing to do would be to contact them and ask. Normally they tell you to rinse every time you eat, drink, or smoke, with a nonalcoholic mouth wash such. Stay away from listerine unless used only once a day because it is more harsh than the other brands.


Answer by  babylove (655)

I'm surprised your piercing artist didn't tell you how to take care of it. Basically rinse with mouthwash after you eat, if you smoke; don't smoke for a couple weeks, suck on icepops the first couple days, and and don't play with it alot.

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