Oral After Care

Conditions of Use
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Oral After Care

Oral Piercing Aftercare

SUPPLIES

· Antiseptic mouth wash (non-alcoholic, no Listerine.) Biotene and H20cean mouth washes are acceptable.
· Sea Salt (table salt will work as a temporary substitute. Do not use Epsom salt.)
· Distilled or filtered water
· Ice

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CLEANING

· Rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouth wash primarily after meals. Do not exceed rinsing more than 3-5 times per day. Do not overuse mouth wash.
· Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution for at least 30 seconds approximately 3-5 times per day. To make the saltwater solution, add 1/4“ teaspoon of sea salt to 8 ounces (1 cup) of distilled water.
· It is extremely important that you measure the salt and the water so that the solution is proportionally correct!!!
· You can also add two tablespoons of sea salt into one gallon of distilled water and pour the solution into a cup or bowl as needed. The solution should be shaken before every use and refrigerated when it is not being used.

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE

· For the first 5-10 days, drink plenty of ice water. You may also gently suck on crushed ice to help reduce swelling.
· After the first 3-7 days try gently brusing your tongue with a new soft bristled toothbrush. (tongue piercing only)
· Wash your hands with a liquid antimicrobial soap before any contact with your piercing.
· Avoid oral contact (i.e. kissing) for 4-6 weeks. The piercing is an open wound in your mouth allowing any bacteria or virus easy entry to your body.
· Do not play with your new piercing with your tongue or fingers.
· No alcohol for at least 3 weeks. This is important.
· No warm beverages and hot/spicy foods for the first 7-14 days.
· Reduce all smoking for the full healing period.
· Do not remove jewelry until the piercing is completely healed. If you remove the jewelry the piercing may shrink or close.
· For the first two years you cannot take your piercing out without the use of a retainer.
· Check your beads on barbell or flatback shaft to ensure they have not become loose. Wash hands before doing this.
· In 4-8 weeks downsize barbells or flatbacks. This will help reduce the risk of oral and dental damage.
· Be careful with oral piercings to prevent damage to teeth and gums.
· Be careful when eating! Take small bites and take your time!

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