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Can you drink after tongue piercing?

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Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Eventually: As with any trauma, it is best to wait for some healing before you splash some alcohol or acid on a wound. Sugars in alcoholic and soda beverages promote bacterial growth which can facilitate an infection. It is best to just stick to plain old water for a few weeks and keep the area nice and clean before resuming your normal habits.
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
It depends.: While i don't endorse tongue piercing in general, the tongue needs to heal in the initial days after piercing. You should stick to water or other non-irritating, sugar loaded beverages.

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