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GRAND RAPIDS, MI, March 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Jonathan Eagle, dentist in Grand Rapids, is advising against oral piercings to all of his patients, especially ones in their teens. Oral piercings are a popular trend in today's society but it is important to realize that they can cause long-term consequences such as cracked or chipped teeth.
"It is important for me to educate my patients on the dangers of oral piercings. Some parents might think they are harmless, when in fact they can cause serious damage to teeth that can be expensive to treat. I hope all of my patients ask themselves if the risk is work the trend," said Dr. Eagle, Grand Rapids dentist.
When patients get oral piercings they are not only putting themselves at risk for infection and contracting deadly diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, but they are also at risk for long-term health problems from damage to the soft tissue in the mouth. This soft tissue includes the cheeks, gums and the palate. Tongue piercings have been known to cause blocked airways from a swollen tongue and can also chip teeth if the tongue ring is made of metal. Uncontrolled bleeding can also be a cause of a tongue piercing.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eagle for Grand Rapids veneers or another dental service, patients can either call (616) 361-9330 or use the online appointment request form. To do this, patients simply have to enter in the date, time and a few words detailing the nature of their appointment into the online form. Shortly after this, the practice's scheduling coordinator will follow up with a confirmation of the appointment.
To learn more about Dr. Eagle, his staff or any of the services provided at his practice, patients are encouraged to visit his comprehensive dental website located at http://www.eagledds.com.
About Dr. Jonathan Eagle, DDS: Dr. Jonathan Eagle, family dentist Grand Rapids, is a highly qualified practitioner with training and experience in all major dental services. Dr. Eagle graduated from the University of Michigan and received advanced training in advanced anterior aesthetics and as a master aesthetic dentist from the Las Vegas Institute. He is also certified to perform the Invisalign treatment and has had extensive training under Dr. Richard Litt, former director of the Orthodontics Department at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Detroit. Dr. Jonathan Eagle is a member of the West Michigan Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His practice offers anything from dental implants in Grand Rapids to teeth whitening.
Dr. Jonathan Eagle
2872 E. Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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