Your teenager’s dental care now should be more “adult-like”. Issues such as regular flossing and dietary habits are concentrated on with the young adult patient. Many teens are post orthodontics so tips on proper care of retaining appliances and potential removal of wisdom teeth are discussed.
Piercings and Tobacco
Many teens begin exploring independence in many different ways. Body piercing is one of them. Lip and tongue piercings have large negative impacts on the mouth. Tobacco use will negatively affect your overall health ranging from lung and circulatory issues to affecting the mucosal lining of the mouth and significantly stain your teeth.
Teenagers can form many bad habits. Their bodies are changing and one big change is their desire to stay up later. These later hours can be times when snacking can occur creating an avenue for acid to develop. The choice of snack is also not always a positive one. Sour candies and flavors are often times so acidic they can erode your teeth quicker than decay them. Also if your teen is battling an eating disorder, there are significant effects to their teeth.