Lip and oral piercings, like any piercings, come with some inherent risk factors such as: possibility of infection, bruising, swelling, tenderness, bleeding, nerve damage, etc.
More specifically, oral piercings pose the followings risks (bottom picture is the patient as presented to me) to your gums and teeth:
👄Calculus formation on jewelry
👄Leaking of intraoral fluids through the piercing tract.
👄Chemical burns from improper use of post-piercing care products.
👄Jewelry that is too small can cut off blood supply or cause ‘nesting’ in the tissue, causing the need for surgery.
👄Too large/heavy jewelry can tear/traumatize the tissue as well as lead to more plaque/calculus accumulation.
Secondary post-operative complications may include:
👄Over-scarring or the formation of keloids which may subside when the piercing is permanently removed or may require surgery.
👄Pulpal sensitivity from galvanic currents.
👄Chronic poor oral hygiene
👄Diastema or misaligned teeth.
👄Damage to restorations/fixed prostheses
BUT, there are great faux piercing options if you must try it! Hope this helps! Let me know your 💭 below!
I thoroughly enjoyed glam'n nurses and cancer survivors today!💄Mel you are an extraordinary woman full of life that you breath into others! You my friend are a treasured jewel💛😘 Rp: @melsmithmakeup: "So today something magical happened , A few months ago. I had the pleasure of having a sitdown with @charreah and I told her a few ideas she said NO! Go bigger, so I reached out to @piedmont healthcare to volunteer with Breast Cancer and they said yes so I reached out and my girls and a coulple of new ones said of course whatever you need Mel, like it was nothing, my mind BLOWN!! Today WE @iamnralajanvier , @vielashes @honourlashandbeauty @beautyfetishbizz @jasmineszn @bri_xquisit @themlashecollection @melsmithmakeup Brought joy to some very SPECIAL WOMEN!!! these women showed up and showed out . Briana came on in and bought her team on hair... Tish slid in and slayyed LASHES TOTHE GAWWDS ..Jasmine busted out a set of lashes in 2 minutes ..Me and Sandye dipped them in paint and Nrala taught them how to Paint and taught us how to take a selfie ..we bonded over a great lunch ..man a beautiful sight all of us brown queens SHUTTING DOWN THAT NEGATIVE NARRATIVE and CHANGING LIVES TOGETHER , doing Gods work . Ladies you inspire me , I am in tears writing this , this was my first one I had no clue , I was sick as a dog , just left the ER!! and you guys CAME THROUGH DRIPPING ‼️‼️2019 bout to be lit , you all have no idea the bag we about to secure . GOALS GOALS for our takeover . Needless to say ultimate spa day a HUGE SUCCESS !!- [ ] #beautyblogger#girlboss # #blackgirlmagic#bridalbeauty#mensgrooming#mua#thernceo#mealprepatlanta#lawyerbae#doctor#fitness
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Baby gave this Mama some bump 🤰🏾 and back 😂 it’s crazy how much I’m digging the extra gushy stuff. I called James in to verify that I’ve indeed gained a booty ( sort of ). He confirms 😉 the boobies have doubled!! SHUT UP! I’ve been part of the itty bitty committee for awhile and it’s fun to strut in this lane. I know they won’t stick around but I’ll savor them in the meantime ♥️ #lovetheskinyouarein
Feeling all kinds of flexy this Friday after completing WEEK 7 of my program🔥ONE more week to go💪Admittedly, I feel like my progress has been slow and steady but my top priority these days is keeping my baby well nourished 🍼and my sanity in check✌️
I’m really in no race to be pre-baby fit because my body needs the grace and time it deserves😊. I know I’ll be using my home workouts for life so why rush it? I love how this nutrition program can be adaptable to my needs and I have been able to maintain my milk supply🍼since 6 weeks PP. Even with the added calories...I’m DEFINITELY feeling stronger and I am noticing some pre pregnancy muscle memory popping back out💪😊
This program has been everything I’ve needed after having my third little one because flexibility is necessary these days!! 🤪4x a week, weight training focused💪and some endorphin pumping HIIT💦It’s really a perfect match for this busy season ahead of us🎄
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Hope everyone’s week is wrapping up on a high note!
This week I've been busy doing some major stretching and I wish I was only talking about my yoga practice :-)
Truth is that I’ve been working non-stop and doing a lot of recalibrating lately.
My morning routine consists of absorbing podcasts. One of the pieces of guidance that really hit home for me this week was this nugget by savvy marketing pro @garyvee:
“People don’t jump because they are scared of being judged if it doesn’t work out!”
Let me paint the full picture for you:
•I scaled back my hours at my day job, though still working 29 hours a week.
•I am teaching fashion marketing at @Cal State LA, twice a week.
•Annnd...I am working on building and growing my very first business venture Nubia Natalie.
While I am very HAPPY – I won’t deny that I am also often TIRED. There is days this whole startup hustle feels more than uncomfortable. But for me, chasing FULLFILMENT is my “Why?” – This is my true ROI.
I am committed to sharing with you all my truth and, my journey because tomorrow when I “make it”, I want others to know how uncomfortable the journey can really be!
This week Nubia Natalie scored another great win with a recent earned media hit by our gal pals @hiplatina. While the day-today wins are nice, the reality is that EVERY day, that I am working and living out on my passion by growing Nubia Natalie – I AM winning 🙌🏼
Check out the fullstory, link in bio. ✨
So, as another week comes to a close, and we all start to get ready for Thanksgiving and the holiday season I want to take this moment to express my most heartfelt gratitude for each and every one of YOU.
Thank you for your love and the untiring support you have shown me throughout my journey as I embrace entrepreneurship.
Your ongoing commitment to Nubia Natalie and our mission is what keeps me motivated on those challenging days. You can count on to be a source of information sharing, and keep showing you the good, the not so good and the AMAZING moments along the way.
Con mucho cariño, 😘
The world today has people treating each other like we don’t need each other. ‘Self made’ influenced movements are a false reality distracting us all from the fact that we are God made which means relationships are a necessity, innate, and our only true way to experience more of the fullness of God. The lure and ease of a follow, unfollow button, has us treating each other as if we all are disposable, and attainable with little to no effort, but that’s not truth, not healthy, and it’s definitely not God.
It’s consumerism that has us ill equipped to commit. It’s the distraction of lies that keep us seeking the next best thing, blinding us to the beauty and truth that is ever present before us.
I just want to take a moment to thank the real ones in my life that are living out the resistance movement (the Gospel) and challenging me to do the same! Shoutout to my group chat that keeps me grounded in God’s truth and checks me when I’m wrong. My prayer partners. My Marco Polo videos from my sisters afar that minister to the depths of my soul. Thank you to my accountability partners on this celibacy walk, and my community that provides space for my truth to be sacrificed before God’s Grace. Y’all are the real MVP’s. Y’all are absolutely the real church — God’s church.
*R E P O S T* I didn’t realize some of the clips weren’t fully playing thru & it was missing some v important tingsss & I couldn’t just leave y’all hanging! 🤪
S2;E2 🍑 It’s timeeee for a lower body “dumbbells only” workout duhhh! Don’t forget to tap the flag to “save this for later”!
🖤Warming up with some single leg glute bridges on a heavy enough DB to stay stable, then frog pumps
🖤Close stance squats on a plate (focusing on pushing thru the heels & pretending there’s a rubber-band around your thighs pulling them back together & out) 3x15,12,10
Close stance DL’s (letting your hips hinge backwards feeling the stretch fully & pulling back thru the heels) 3x10 🖤Goblet squats elevated on 2 benches for the extra stretch grabbing your heaviest weight 3x20
Keeping the same stance, pulsing goblet squats 3x20
🖤Single leg dead lifts (these were obvi sped up so please take your time dragging the weight down the leg slowly & pulling back up thru the glutes, not the upper body) 3x10/each leg
Single leg hip thrusts, weight is sitting on the hip of the planted leg 3x10/each leg
Elevated glute bridges (try placing legs/feet in different positions to see where you feel most activation) 3x20
🖤Bulgarian split squats (it helps me to put my opposing arm of the weight out straight to gain balance then start) 3x10/each leg
🖤3 variations of walking lunges shown here! I like to burnout a leg day with as many as I can push out. 1st shown is a cross over into a curtsy lunge, 2nd is wide step lunges, 3rd is traditional
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Mom: “let’s get a birthday picture of you guys in front of that snowflake!”
*The only thing she gets in the background is a rando car & a telephone pole*
Highlights of 27: road tripping home with my flock of cats in tow, replacing adult beverages with green tea at dinner, plans to be in bed by 930. I’ve officially peaked and I ain’t mad about it 💁🏼♀️🍵🎉