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04 June 2010

Tongue-piercing trend hard to swallow

The sudden popularity of tongue piercing generally raises little more than mild interest and the occasional wince. So why do some doctors want it outlawed?

A glance at the pages of history - and David Beckham's head - will tell you that fashion is seldom related to common sense. That's why the sudden popularity of tongue piercing generally raises little more than mild interest and the occasional wince. So why do some doctors want it outlawed?

“Frenulectomies, root canals, palate surgery, etc. all result in healing in the oral cavity. If you are going to try to scare people in to thinking that only tongue piercings can allow bacteria inside them, but no "common" procedure will, I think that is irresponsible.

 
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