Is It Safe To Drink Beer After Having Tongue Piercing?

Can you drink beer after tongue piercing?

You have finally gone and got your tongue pierced. You are wearing an exciting tongue barbell and you can’t wait to show it off to all your friends at this evening party. The beer will flow and you are very much looking forward to enjoying yourself. But wait!

Did someone tell you that drinking beer after your tongue piercing is not safe because it can cause an infection? If you are worrying, then stop, because it is not true. You will soon learn why! 😉

Yeast is used in a variety of preparations like the bread and other bakery items we love so much to raise the flour to give it that yummy taste. Yeast is also used to brew beer. But you know what?

There are different kinds of yeast, which we can broadly divide into the good and bad. The good yeast is the type that is used in edible stuff. The bad yeast is the one that causes infections and diseases. In this scenario, what we need to know, without going into the different strains of yeast, is that brewers and bakers definitely do not use yeast that would cause infections in their products!

So you need not worry about the safety of drinking beer after a tongue piercing.

As far as oral yeast infections are concerned, there is a strain of yeast called Candida present in varying degrees in the mucus membrane of all human beings. It thrives in all those warm and moist places in our body usually without causing any problems. There are different factors that play a role in causing a oral yeast infections through Candida.

Oral yeast infections occur as a result of bad hygiene and also because the aftercare instructions were not properly followed. Infection causing yeast has nothing to do with beer! There are several strains of yeast used in different beer brewing flavors and styles and none of them are responsible for causing oral yeast infections.

Therefore, you can safely drink beer after having a tongue piercing. Tell your friends about this, because you might be able to clear up any misconceptions they might be having about this.

Go ahead, then, and enjoy your party! 😉

Tongue Piercing Cleaning – The Right Way!

Tongue Piercing CleaningAfter you get your tongue pierced, your piercer will likely give you a list of aftercare instructions that you must follow carefully to avoid infections. This will help your tongue heal as quickly as possible and you can enjoy wearing all that tongue jewelry you have been checking out!

Here is how you should go ahead with your tongue piercing cleaning:

The main thing with tongue piercing cleaning is oral hygiene. So go in for a non-alcohol anti-bacterial mouth rinse. If you want to use Listerine, remember that it can be quite strong and you may need to dilute it with water before use at least for the first two weeks. Undiluted mouthwash can cause ulcers and slow down your tongue’s natural ability to heal. Rinse out your mouth after each meal and snack!

When you brush your teeth, do not brush your tongue as it can irritate the tongue piercing. If there is a yellowish film on your tongue or a whitish ring around the barbell under the tongue after a couple of days, there is no need to worry, as it is part of the healing process!

Remember never to use the following with a fresh tongue piercing cleaning: Hydrogen peroxide, Epsom salts, table salt, tea tree oil, Betadine, Neosporin or any other ointment. Only use items that the aftercare instructions specifically list.

Some plaque can form on your jewelry and this must be removed carefully. You can use a very soft toothbrush to do this. Once the piercing heals, you can use an anti-plaque mouthwash. The jewelry can also be removed and cleaned once a month.

First mornings after the tongue piercing make sure you have cold water and ice cubes at hand, since the swelling is maximum during this time.

Avoid very hot or spicy food. Stick with cold foods instead during the healing process.

You may want to ensure that the balls on the barbell are tight, so remember to wash your hands clean with germicidal soap before you touch your piercing.

Another thing: don’t chew fingernails or put your pen in your mouth. No oral sex or kissing at least for two weeks to avoid infections! 😉

At the first sign of any problem with your piercing, get in touch with your piercer. Never attempt to remove the barbell on your own. After a couple of weeks, go back to your piercer to get a shorter barbell on your tongue piercing as the right size will keep your teeth getting damaged!

Drew Barrymore’s Tongue Piercing

Drew Barrymore's Tongue PiercingTongue piercings are considered very erotic and sexy these days and there are quite a few people getting it done. Also they are probably the easiest to take care of since they heal in just under a month!

If you really plan on enjoying your tongue piercing, then choosing the right jewelry and the right piercer makes a huge difference.

Of course you can easily get away with a fake tongue ring, considering the fact that it looks like a real tongue piercing and you don’t need to suffer the pain of the piercing and healing. Also, there is such a wide choice in fake tongue ring designs.

But most folks would rather enjoy the pleasure of getting the real thing. People who have had their tongues pierced even say that it makes a big difference when they are out on a date and end up kissing their partners because it feels a lot more erotic! 😉

Many celebrities are getting their tongue pierced for various reasons. The latest news doing the rounds is that a tongue piercing could even help you lose weight. If you are wondering how, read on!

So, the celebrity Drew Barrymore was in the news for her brand new tongue piercing, when she showed it off at the Golden Globe Awards function. She had always wanted her tongue pierced and once she got it done, she was amazed at how painless it was. She obviously thought she would end up healing quickly and show off her new body piercing.

But she found that it was near impossible to eat or drink comfortably during the two-week tongue piercing healing period. As a result of this, Drew ended up losing weight. She now calls it the perfect Hollywood diet. Just imagine being able to enjoy a new look in more ways than one. About the only worry is her slower social life when it comes to dating. However, she loves being unique and with her attractive and cool new piercing! 🙂

So if you are looking at shedding a few pounds while looking cool and sexy in the process, kill two birds with one stone with a Drew Barrymore’s tongue piecing! You have to try it to believe it! 😉

Tongue Piercing Procedure – Step By Step!

Tongue Piercing ProcedureIt can be exciting to look forward to getting a tongue piercing. But it is also natural to get a little tense when you don’t know what to expect! 🙂

Among various body piercings, tongue piercings are said to heal the fastest. So read on to find out what to expect, step by step in your tongue piercing procedure so that you can go with confidence. Here is what your piercer will do:

You will be seated in a chair with a paper towel under your chin;

You will be asked to rinse your mouth with a special mouthwash;

Your piercer will wear a pair of gloves and unpack the sterilized piercing needle;

You will be asked to stick out your tongue 😉

A clamp is applied on your tongue to numb the pain and keep the tongue in the right position;

The spot where the piercing will be done on the tongue is marked;

When you are ready, the piercer will quickly pass the needle through the marked spot. This is over in seconds.

Immediately, the barbell is slid through the piercing. This barbell is longer than the regular size to allow space for swelling.

The next step in tongue piercing procedure – screwing on the ball on the tongue ring’s shaft. It’s usually done under the tongue to reduce the chance of losing it and swallowing it!

Your piercer will give you instructions about how to take care of it!

While some people claim that the clamps and the piercing are painful, it is mainly a matter of each person’s tolerance for pain. So when you go for your piercing, you will probably find that it is not as painful as it was made out to be!

You might be advised to eat well before you arrive for your tongue piercing procedure since it might a little difficult to handle food due to the swelling. You will be also advised to drink cold beverages. Chewing on ice also helps to bring down the swelling.

The good news is the tongue heals very quickly with the proper care. Your piercer will ask you to gargle after each meal or snack to avoid infection. In a couple of weeks your tongue piercing procedure will be a thing of the past and you are likely to be healed completely.

And yes – don’t forget to contact your piercer if you notice anything unusual! 😉