Wednesday, August 11, 2010
No on that tongue stud
Besides being cringe-y, gross, spitty, and ugly, what is wrong with a tongue stud?
The Univ of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has now found that kids push the stud against their upper teeth, displacing them and causing a gap.
Then the person just keeps pushing the stud into the gap. The teeth can even break.
Hemorrhage, infection, stud madness, who knows. Worst case, orthodonture, if that will even help!
The coolness quotient is not worth it. At least not to a dopey old adult.
I saw something worse, though—tongue splitting. Some unlicensed idiot cuts your tongue up the middle and leaves two independently writhing halves. Mop with a paper towel and enjoy.