Tongue piercing: the effect of material on microbiological findings

Kapferer, Ines; Beier, Ulrike S; Persson, Rutger G (2011). Tongue piercing: the effect of material on microbiological findings. Journal of adolescent health, 49(1), pp. 76-83. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.10.008

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Biofilms on oral piercings may serve as a bacterial reservoir and lead to systemic bacteremia or local transmission of pathogenic microbiota. The use of piercing materials which are less susceptible to biofilm accumulation could contribute to prevention of problems. The present study investigated whether there are microbiological differences in bacterial samples collected from tongue piercings made of different materials.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology

UniBE Contributor:

Persson, Gösta Rutger

ISSN:

1054-139X

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:16

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.10.008

PubMed ID:

21700161

Web of Science ID:

000291978400015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/4469 (FactScience: 208689)

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