Safety • Dec 02, 2021

What to Do When Your Teen Wants a Lip or Tongue Piercing

So, your teen wants a lip or tongue piercing. YIKES! Is it actually something to be concerned about? The short answer is yes. Dr. Emily Hahn, pediatric dentist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, discusses the reasons why getting a lip or tongue piercing is a bad idea. It can cause medical complications and is simply not worth the risk. Stick with ear piercings for now.