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There's hidden risk in tongue piercing

(HealthDayNews) -- If you're planning to have your tongue pierced, take heed.

Tongue piercing has many risks, most notably infection. But a little-known hazard of tongue piercing is that the chunk of metal stuck in your tongue will crack your back teeth.

A group of dentists from the University of Iowa evaluated different types of dental restorations for fixing damage caused by tongue bars. Their recommendations, published the journal Practical Peridontics and Aesthetic Dentistry were to use an "adhesive composite inlay." Ask your dentist to translate that.

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