You’ve probably heard about ear or body piercings, but what about tooth piercings? While getting gems stuck on your teeth might seem like a new trend, tooth ornamentation has been in practice for centuries. In fact, the British Dental Association Museum has a Mayan tooth in its collection that has a green jade inlay. A sparkle in your mouth may look cool, but are tooth gems safe? Does a tooth piercing hurt? Read on to find out the answers to these questions.