author={Titus Peter and Smily Titus and George J. Francis and Mathew M. Alani and Ahkin John George},
  journal={Journal of Evolution of medical and Dental Sciences},
Ph: 0091 9447378920 ABSTRACT The use of intraoral jewellery and piercings of oral and perioral tissues have been gaining popularity among adolescents and young adults. Intraoral jewelry or other oral accessories may lead to increased plaque levels, gingival inflammation and/or recession, caries, diminished articulation, and metal allergy.(26,27) Oral piercings involving the tongue, lips, cheeks, and uvula have been associated with pathological conditions including pain, infection, scar… 

“Say Cheese” is Passé, “Say Bling” is Here - The Evolution of Dental Jewelry: A Review

This review embarks on a journey from the past to the present, to understand the evolution of dental jewelry and the possible underlying reasons for its persistent presence in the society.

Prevention of Dental Disease

Dental jewellery - A review

There is an age-old history for dental jewellery as it was considered as a symbol of religion, tribe, culture, and sex, but nowadays it is also associated with some serious health risks.



[Oral jewelry: a review].

  • F. JegerA. LussiB. Zimmerli
  • Medicine
    Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin = Revue mensuelle suisse d'odonto-stomatologie = Rivista mensile svizzera di odontologia e stomatologia
  • 2009
Patients wearing dental jewelry have to be aware of risks of tooth damage, and they regularly have to undergo dental check-ups, and information campaigns--for dentists as well as patients--are necessary.

The lingual barbell: a new etiology for the cracked-tooth syndrome.

  • A. Diangelis
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Dental Association
  • 1997
Three recent reports in the dental literature describe this intraoral practice and conclude with the caution that as tongue piercing increases, dentists may see damage to the teeth.

A new threat to adolescent oral health: the grill.

This case report was conducted to alert dental professionals, more specifically pediatric dentists, about the increased popularity of the grill and to the detrimental affects that it can have upon the unhygienic dentition.

Dental implications of oral piercing.

The lay techniques of intraoral piercing and related problems and complications derived by a questionnaire left at piercing studios in San Francisco and by clinical examination of selected patients are discussed.

Gingival recessions caused by lip piercing: case report.

The therapeutic measures applied in this case yielded satisfactory root coverage, an increase in the width of the keratinized gingiva, improvement in hygiene status and absence of dental hypersensitivity.

Assessment of the alveolar bone surrounding the mandibular anterior teeth of individuals wearing a tongue stud.

It is indicated that individuals wearing a tongue stud for any length of time are at risk for developing abnormalities in the alveolar bone surrounding the mandibular anterior teeth.

Oral piercing in athletes: implications for general dentists.

General dentists need to be aware of the growing number of athletes who display various forms of body art to discourage athletes from having the tongue pierced and to manage postpiercing intraoral and dental complications.

Fine‐needle aspiration cytology in lesions related to ornamental body procedures (skin tattooing, intraoral piercing) and recreational use of drugs (intranasal route)

Although the clinical diagnosis of these lesions was problematic, the FNA performed by a pathologist, by associating the cytologic findings with the corresponding clinical setting, was quite indicative of their relation to the aforementioned procedures or practices.

A complication of lingual piercing: A case report.

A 10‐Year Retrospective Study on Palladium Sensitivity

Palladium sensitivity is more common in oral diseases than in skin and a previously unknown high degree of co‐reactivity of gold with palladium to the same degree as the known co-reactivity with nickel is described.