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    Senior Member violetuniverse's Avatar
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    Default snakebites: pros and cons

    id like to get them but dont like the idea of wearing away tooth enamel.

    can you have these snakebites w/o this problem or is does it just happen no matter what type of jewlery?
    Have:
    left arm sleeve
    sugar skull, panther ripping skin, ankh in sunbrst-RA
    2 lobes, 14g industrial-left ear
    14g industrial-right ear
    2 12g helixs, lobe-right ear
    14g helix rght ear
    double nostrils 16g
    both nipples 12g
    lip- lower right side 14g
    septum- 16g

    Retired:
    upper helix- right ear

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    Well...neither. You can't guarantee there won't be any damage, but you can do things to minimise it. Going to a good piercer is the obvious start, and they should make sure it's placed in the best place to minimise gum/tooth rubbing. Get the jewellery downsized after a few weeks (and possibly again once it's totally healed) to make sure it's always comfortable and snug-fitting. Some people find Medilab, Bioplast or PTFE jewellery more comfortable. Some people find rings touch their gums/teeth less. Etc, etc. Really, all you can do is get them and then once it's healed figure out what jewellery (material, style, length/diameter) is best for you. If you do think they're rubbing on your teeth/gums and causing damage then just take them out.

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    Senior Member violetuniverse's Avatar
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    whats better to get initally? rings or studs?
    Have:
    left arm sleeve
    sugar skull, panther ripping skin, ankh in sunbrst-RA
    2 lobes, 14g industrial-left ear
    14g industrial-right ear
    2 12g helixs, lobe-right ear
    14g helix rght ear
    double nostrils 16g
    both nipples 12g
    lip- lower right side 14g
    septum- 16g

    Retired:
    upper helix- right ear

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    R.I.P. TIGGY-BEAR, 11-99/12-30-09

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    Studs.
    Rings move around too much and can irritate the piercing that way.
    Current
    Ears: Left forward and standard helix, left tragus, left daith. Right rook, right double inner conch. 1g and 14g lobes.
    Face: Right nostril, septum, vertical labret.
    Other: Tongue, standard and inverse navel, left and right nipple.


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    Rings actually have a lower chance of oral damage in general than labret studs.
    You could also just get them pierced vertically more or less eliminating this problem.


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    True, but they are not better for initial healing.
    Better once they're healed though as far as gum recession goes though.
    Current
    Ears: Left forward and standard helix, left tragus, left daith. Right rook, right double inner conch. 1g and 14g lobes.
    Face: Right nostril, septum, vertical labret.
    Other: Tongue, standard and inverse navel, left and right nipple.


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    Quote Originally Posted by watermelon View Post
    Rings actually have a lower chance of oral damage in general than labret studs.
    You could also just get them pierced vertically more or less eliminating this problem.
    Rings actually damage my teeth a lot more than labret studs. I must have a slight overbite, which causes my top teeth to rest on the jewellery if I'm wearing rings. After a few hours all of my front teeth start aching.... Whereas I frequently forget when I'm wearing labret studs.


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    i had the same problem when wearing titanium, weather it be ring or bar it still ached after only a few mins...

    iv gone for bioplast bars instead now, they have a push fit tiglo ball so you can still see them.
    ~Hi im Dawn~

    what iv got

    Double nostril, Tongue web, Tongue, Vch 2mm, Helix, Lobes 3.4mm, 2x 1.6mm double left lower lip. Ink x4

    what i want
    Cheeks, Double right lower lip, Conch, Navel. More ink


    R.I.P septum + nipples



    Nick

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    ive never had any problems with mine. but i suppose it depends on your mouth etc. id just go for it, and if you have any problems just take em out

    good luck

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    |Bridge|Septum|Monroe|Tounge|
    |Smiley|Inverse Navel|Left Lobe|
    |Left And Right Lobes 16mm|

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    Most people that I know don't have problems, but one had his really irritate his gum line. He had to get them removed and get oral surgery

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