How to care for your new mouth piercing?
1) The best way to care for the piercing is to rinse your mouth for 30-60 seconds with a medical liquid for the mouth (like “Tech 2000” or “Biotene”) after each meal at the initial stage of healing (3-6 weeks).
If you do not have a medical mouthwash, the next option is to dilute 100 g of an oral antiseptic with 100 g of water. This tool will disinfect the piercing and prevent its irritation.
(Note: do not use a regular antiseptic to rinse your mouth, because it will not be of any use for piercing, it will only mask the smell from the mouth.)
Be careful not to clean the piercing too much, as this will impede healing. (Signs of excessive cleaning may be a very white or yellow tongue.)
2) In addition to rinsing your mouth after each meal, absorbing sea salt will also help cure your piercing.
First, pour about 200 g of water into a clean glass and add ¼ teaspoon of sea salt, stirring until it dissolves.
Then, rinse your mouth for about 15 seconds. Rinse sea salt should be used after drinking bottled water.
Please note: for some people with piercing, rinse salt helped in the same way as medical rinse solutions.
3) During the healing of the piercing, it is important to brush your teeth three times a day. This process will reduce the number of bacteria and food particles in the mouth.
It is recommended that you buy a new brush with soft bristles for use during the initial healing period. In addition, plaque (a white crisp shell) will begin to shift to the tongue and piercing if you do not gently clean the beads and earrings.
Remember, if you do not care for the piercing, the risk of infection will increase!
If you have mouth piercings, do not use regular mouthwashes! It will only do harm!
Do not indulge in piercings. If you notice how you play with it - STOP IMMEDIATELY!
Never touch the piercer, EXCEPT checking its tightness and cleanliness. But make sure you wash your hands!
Do not eat too fast if you have recently pierced! You can bite it and break it easily! It is recommended not to eat solid foods until after 2 days.
You need to study the basic processes that occur in the body during healing. Knowing them, you can properly care for a new puncture. The piercing goes through all stages of healing - from a fresh wound to a completely healed dermis.
- First stage - The inflammatory phase, you can say a fresh wound. Bleeding, sensitivity and swelling for this stage is normal. This stage lasts several days.
- Second phase - growth phase. During this period, granulation occurs when your body produces new cells and collagen to heal and strengthen damaged tissues.
- Third stage - ripening and recovery. This is the final stage of wound healing. In the case of piercings, this period lasts from several months to several years. During this period, the cells lining the puncture channel, from the inside forming scar tissue, will finally get stronger and stabilize after the formation of the channel.
If at least one of these steps is interrupted or delayed, complications may arise.
Basic puncture care tips
Any type of piercing you have chosen (piercing your ears, nose, lips, eyebrows, tongue, navel, chest, etc.) requires special care. By following simple guidelines, you can speed up the healing process of a puncture.
- Hygiene means keeping the piercing and the environment in which you are clean. An important rule that must be observed to avoid infection is that you must not touch the puncture, especially with dirty hands! Wash your hands thoroughly with soap if you need to touch the puncture!
- Change bed linen and towels during the break. At least once a week.
- Do not scroll or pull the earring unnecessarily during the healing period.
- Avoid contact of the puncture with the secretions of another person, even a regular partner. No sex, including oral, and kisses without protection of the barrier type, even during the third stage of healing.
- Do not puncture cosmetics such as sprays and lotions. Apply them at least one finger away from punctures on the face. Be sure to use a clean applicator or sponge.
- When piercing the face and ears during the healing period, wear long hair with the hair gathered. This is especially true for cartilage punctures.
- Try not to catch the piercing when wearing a hat, glasses, etc.
- Be gentle with piercings while performing care routines.
Try to rinse your puncture more often. We recommend doing this 2-5 times a day for 3 weeks, then 1-2 times a day for up to 2 months. The frequency of wound treatment depends on the conditions in which you are, as well as on the type of piercing you made. For example, earring in the ear is somewhat easier to follow than microdermal, which is not always easy to reach.
Do not forget that your piercing is a vulnerable open wound, and soberly assess the degree of cleanliness of the environment and the safety of your lifestyle for piercing. Do your best to maintain hygiene at home, at work and during your holidays!