Are you considering a tongue piercing? If so, it is a good idea to speak with your dentist to appreciate the dangers posed to your teeth and gums. What are three situations which can often result from this jewellery?

– The enamel of your teeth could develop surface cracks.

– On rare occasions, a tooth may break.

– Piercings irritate the gums and can lead to oral infections.

“You might think a tongue piercing is sexy and cool, but these hip accessories do your oral health no good at all.”

Read all about the dangers of these piercings below:


Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.