Congratulations on your new piercing! Here is all the information you need to properly take care of this new modification. If your piercing appears to be “crusting”, soak a clean paper towel in warm water and apply it to the piercing. This will loosen the crusting so you can clean it properly. You will want to use a non-scented, antibacterial soap, such as the Dial gold soap, but the generic brand will work just as well. To apply the soap and water you should use a paper towel, a cotton swab or a Q-tip depending on your new piercing. Rinse it well with warm water and pat dry with a paper towel. We recommend this cleaning process once a day.
Oral Piercings: To clean your new piercing you will want to purchase a non-alcohol based mouthwash such as Crest or Listerine (just make sure it says ZERO alcohol!). We suggest rinsing with this mouthwash about three times a day, after every meal. Do not over use this or it will take longer to heal. Avoid eating/drinking anything that has yeast. This means no yogurt, bread, pasta, beer, etc. as it may cause a yeast infection. It will go away but it is uncomfortable for you. It is also suggested you keep a bottle of water for quick rinses if you are a smoker.
Do not use rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin or anything you would typically use to clean a cut. They will only prolong your healing and cause you discomfort. Do not touch your new piercing with dirty hands. Always wash your hands prior to cleaning your piercing. If, for some reason, you feel it is getting infected, invest in a bottle of Betadine which you can find anyplace that has a pharmacy. Post cleaning: please tighten the ball and make sure it is secure. If not, you could cause it to fall out later in the day.