TEEN DENTISTRY

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Dental health during the teen years offers another set of challenges. For most parents, this doesn’t come as a big surprise. A dizzying number of changes strike during these formative years, and parents often experience a few frustrations along the way.

Teens listen more than we realize, and pestering parents can make a tremendous difference in the dental future of your young adult. You might feel like you are nagging, but believe it or not, the constant reminders to brush, floss, and eat well will sink in. Don’t underestimate any encouragement given to help your teen avoid the long-term effects of cavities and gum inflammation.

Preventive visits every six months provide us with an opportunity to coach your teen and reinforce the efforts you’re making with them. Sometimes the rapport we establish in a professional, yet friendly, setting proves especially effective.

TIPS FOR HOME EFFORTS THAT PROTECT YOUR TEEN'S DENTAL HEALTH

Limit sodas and energy drinks
Encourage brushing before bedtime.
Explain the dangers of sharing toothbrushes.
Slip dental floss or a toothpick in with their lunch or backpack.
‘‘ Best quality dental care I’ve ever experienced! Very high level of skills and well run office has kept me and my husband coming back to this dentistry practice for many years. ’’
Donna Maples

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Teens are involved in various sports and dangerous activities. This exposes them to the risk of dental injuries due to accidents. Injuries to the mouth can lead to malocclusion, which occurs due to teeth spacing and jaw alignment problems. Teenagers are likely to develop orthodontic problems due to thumb sucking.
The rate of tooth decay in people over 65 now outpaces that of schoolchildren. A prime target of dental caries in older adults is around the neck of the tooth, adjacent to the gum line. Gum tissue naturally recedes with age, so the soft root tissue becomes exposed.
As children grows and permanent teeth starts to erupt, they may experience changes in the appearance of their mouth, including the shape of their bite. By the time puberty sets in, most of the adult teeth already surfaced. This is the time when certain orthodontic treatments usually begin.

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