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Use one or both of the following solutions for inside the mouth:
(Consult your piercer, the APP website, or call (888) 888-APP for current suggested products.)
Rinse mouth with cleaning solution for 30 seconds after meals and at bedtime (4-5 times daily) during the entire healing period. Cleaning too often or with too strong a rinse can cause discoloration and irritation of your mouth and piercing. CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXTERIOR OF LABRET (CHEEK AND LIP) PIERCINGS Soak in saline solution and/or wash in mild, fragrance-free liquid soap-preferably anti-microbial or germicidal.
WHAT IS NORMAL?
WHAT TO DO TO HELP REDUCE SWELLING:
TO MAINTAIN GOOD ORAL HYGIENE:
TO STAY HEALTHY:
ORAL PIERCING HINTS AND TIPS JEWELRY:
WHAT TO AVOID
Each body is unique and healing times vary considerably. If you have any questions, please contact your piercer.
These guidelines are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research and extensive clinical practice. This is not to be considered a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you suspect an infection, seek medical attention. Be aware that many doctors have not received specific training regarding piercing. Your local piercer may be able to refer you to a piercing-friendly medical professional. For more information, see the APP Brochure Troubleshooting For You and Your Healthcare Professional.
* Use of this brochure does not imply membership in the APP. A current list of APP members can be found at safepiercing.org. False claims of membership should be reported to the APP.
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