Once it is fully healed normal oral care (brushing teeth and mouthwash) is sufficient. There will be a crust, or hard spot around the hole where you‘ve been pierced, but this should disappear in two to three months. Make sure that every piece of jewelry is clean before you put it in your piercing.
Also to know is, what mouthwash is best for a new tongue piercing?
Do not use an alcohol-based mouthwash to rinse your mouth, though, or you may dry out your piercing and delay the healing process. It’s best to use a sea salt-based oral rinse like Recovery Oral Piercing Aftercare – Alcohol Free Mouthwash or H2Ocean Oral Rinse.
Moreover, what not to do after getting your tongue pierced?
On the flip side, don’t:
- use tongue scrapers.
- play with your jewelry.
- engage in french kissing or oral sex until the piercing has completely healed.
- play contact sports with your jewelry in your tongue.
- smoke or drink alcohol during the healing process.
Can you brush your tongue after getting it pierced?
A soft-bristled toothbrush designed to reach into small places without being rough on the area is the best kind of toothbrush to use after getting a tongue piercing. Although a soft-bristled brush is less harsh, be sure to brush around the piercing gently and carefully during your regular oral care routine.
General Care for Body Piercings
Always wash hands thoroughly before contact with piercing. Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.) Do not use bacitracin or other ointments.
If you (or your teenager) have just had a tongue piercing, you might see a white coating on your tongue. It’s normal bacterial growth that you can reduce with antifungal mouthwash, like Nystatin (like Nystop®).
If you have a lip, cheek, oral web, or tongue piercing, the best way to clean the inside of your mouth is with a sea salt mouthwash. Avoid alcohol-based mouthwash at all costs! It will dry out your mouth and your piercing(s) and delay the healing process, if not completely foil it.
The snake eye piercing is a curved barbell placed horizontally towards the tip at the end. Two ball ends give the appearance of eyes, making your tongue look like a snake. Turning your tongue into a snake may sound awesome to some of us, but not everyone’s a fan.
You might want to give LISTERINE® ZERO® a try. It’s an alcohol–free mouthwash. … The zero-alcohol formula contains the same three essential oils (eucalyptol, menthol, and thymol) as LISTERINE COOL MINT® for all the same benefits; like killing bad breath germs, reducing gingivitis and preventing plaque, without the sting.
It’s harder to brush around studs in the tongue or rings in the lips, so plaque can build up over time. If you don’t clean your oral piercing regularly, your breath can start to stink as a result. Mouth piercings increase saliva production.
Hold off on kissing or oral sex while healing.
Healing times vary from person to person, but Skellie says to wait at least 30 days after the client has their jewelry shortened — not just the initial piercing.
At least every six to eight weeks, take your piercing out to clean it. When you buy new jewelry, clean it before inserting it into your tongue.