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3 Reasons You Might Want To Invest In A "Tattooth"

Body art is becoming more mainstream in today's world. Despite some of the social stigmas that might still be attached to tattoos, a Harris poll conducted in 2012 found that 1 in every 5 adults has at least one tattoo. Permanent ink has even found its way to some unusual places, with some people sporting tattooed teeth.

Here are three reasons you might want to consider investing in a dental tattoo the next time you need a dental implant.

1. Dental tattoos that double as cold detectors.

Catching a cold early can prevent it from developing into a serious illness. If you don't have the time or energy to spend fighting a cold, then having a dental tattoo could provide you with an early warning system.

Researchers at Princeton have developed a tooth tattoo that uses graphene to detect cold-causing bacteria on your breath. Once the tattoo identifies the presence of bacteria, you can begin battling the cold before your symptoms ever start.

2. Dental tattoos are an affordable way to display body art.

For many people, the cost of getting a tattoo can be a deterrent when it comes to investing in body art. Not only does it cost a lot of time and money to complete the numerous sessions required for a large piece of body art, but tattoos on the skin can be painful as well.

If you need a dental implant, you can eliminate much of the cost associated with receiving a tattoo by opting for an inked-up implant. For less than $200, and absolutely no time under the tattoo gun, you can have a commemorative piece of body art that will withstand the test of time.

3. Dental tattoos are unique conversation pieces.

Many people invest in body art as a way of outwardly expressing inner beliefs. The same holds true for those who choose to invest in tattooed teeth. Using colored ceramics, a skilled dental technician can etch (or tattoo) almost any design into the surface of a dental implant.

These miniature masterpieces will give you something to show off whenever you meet a stranger, and can make an otherwise unappreciated dental service more bearable.

Tattooed teeth are the newest trend in both body modification and the dental industry. Take advantage of the health benefits, affordability, and character a "tattooth" can provide by asking your dentist to recommend a lab with the ability to customize your next dental implant.

For more information about dental implants, contact Oral Surgery Center or a similar location.