Are you interested in oral piercings? You should if you love piercings! New York Times said it is without doubt that oral piercings are back; subtle and sophisticated. The smiley piercing is one of the most popular oral piercings around this year. This is why we researched everything you need to know about this piercing for you; inspiration of smiley piercing jewellery, the procedure, cost and the best aftercare.
What is a Smiley Piercing?
The Smiley Piercing is also known as the scrumper. Its technical name is “upper lip frenulum piercing”. If you fold your upper lip up, you will see a small thin tissue in the middle that connects your lip to your gums. The thin line is called frenulum and the smiley piercing is placed into that thin tissue. It is a piercing that is only visible when you smile. It is a type of oral piercing that is completely safe but there are some risks for you to watch out for as it is an oral piercing where bacteria could grow because of food or drinks.
Pain and Procedure
Smiley Piercing Jewellery Examples
There are plenty of jewellery options when you want to change your smiley piercing. Often, it is the small size gauge that are used as a smiley piercing jewellery. They types of jewellery used are horseshoe barbell, circular barbell, curved barbell and captive bead ring. Check out the collection of fabulous smiley jewellery below.
As we always say, the cost would always depend on your choice of a piercing shop but it would normally range around $30 to $80.
Smiley Piercing Healing Time and Aftercare
You need to know that many smiley piercings have a tendency to reject after a year, so it is not a permanent piercing. The rejection though is painless. And if you are curious if this piercing can damage your teeth, yes it can. If you notice any, it is advisable to consult your piercer.
The healing time for smiley piercing commonly takes one to three months. The pain from a smiley piercing will generally last 3-4 weeks. During the healing period, it is important for you to wash your mouth at least twice a day with a mouthwash. Since the Smiley Piercing is placed in a very unusual and sensitive area, it is important to handle its healing with utmost care. This is also to avoid any infection. Below are some tips you should do:
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol since these can impede the healing process
- As much as you want to, you need to avoid kissing torridly
- Avoid swimming since it can accumulate bacteria to your mouth
- Gargle with warm salt water after every meal
- Be careful when brushing your teeth
- Avoid playing with the jewellery.
We generally recommend these two products that will have you covered in 99.99% of the cases if you follow the instructions properly.
Dr. Piercing’s Aftercare swabs are developed exclusively for the care and cleaning of piercings and help prevent infection. These swabs are conveniently packaged using advanced technology for easy, sanitary application. These piercing aftercare swabs are most commonly used 2/day for the first week and 1/day for the next 3 weeks. This completes the pack in 4 weeks and after this point, good routine hygiene with liquid soap (anti-bacterial if preferred) and water should continue the healing process.
This Piercing Aftercare Spray is enriched with over 60 trace elements and minerals from the richest coral reefs of the ocean along with natural antibacterial enzymes which kill bacteria & help protect healthy living cells. Natural Healing & Cleansing Solution H2Ocean safely removes dried discharge and lymph secretion when used every 2-3 hours.
H2Ocean increases circulation to the body or mouth piercing and accelerates the healing process. It will also help reduce lumps and scars. This formula remains sterile in the state of the art can. H2Ocean non-aerosol dry mist sprayer is ozone friendly and the can itself is recyclable. It is absolutely vital when taking care of a piercing to make sure that bacteria isn’t introduced to the affected area, and the only way to do this is by using a sterile formula like this one. In the case of an oral piercing we also recommend getting the aftercare mouthwash to protect your new piercing.
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