Dental Care for Teenagers
As children grow to become teenagers, their attitude toward dental care may change.
Teenagers often place a low priority on their dental care due to changes in lifestyle, adolescent rebellion and increased parental independence.
At The Point Dental, we understand that teenagers need extra support and care. We are dedicated to providing the best possible dental care for teenagers by giving them the advice and tools to look and feel their best.
Dental issues associated with teenagers:
Smoking – Aside from other health problems, smoking can cause gum disease, bad breath, tartar build-up and staining of the teeth.
Oral piercing – Lip and tongue piercings can cause significant infections, bleeding and even nerve damage. Oral piercings can also chip teeth and damage the gums.
Crowding – If you notice crowding of teeth in your pre-teen or teen, a proper consultation with your dentist or orthodontist is essential. Crowding of teeth makes cleaning difficult and increases the risk of cavities. It can also affect your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence.
Impacted wisdom teeth – All impacted wisdom teeth should be carefully assessed for removal to prevent any future complications such as infection, decays, and toothache. Learn more about wisdom teeth here.
Dental care tips for teenagers:
- Brush and floss regularly. There is no substitute for good oral hygiene.
- Reduce snacking or the intake of any sugary food or drinks.
- Wear a custom-made mouthguard if you play any contact sports.
- Visit the dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning.