Are you keeping up with your teenage oral health care this summer? If the stress and anxiety of living through your teenage years weren’t enough, there is the added pressure of increased oral health risks you need to be cautious about. The first step to traversing the teenage years successfully begins with making the right oral health care decisions, which includes wading your way through these tricky oral health hazards:
– A growing trend in teens is the inclusion of mouth jewelry, including lip and tongue rings, all of which can heighten your risk for infection and disease, and they can chip and crack teeth and become choking hazards.
– Bad habits, such as smoking and chewing tobacco and using recreational drugs, begin to pop up during the teenage years, which can have devastating consequences on your oral health.
– The last of your adult teeth grow in during your teenage years and can easily grow in incorrectly and cause many oral health ailments, so be prepared to put extra focus on the last of your permanent set.
– Oral accidents are common in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety gear.
If you are looking to treat teenage teeth, contact Dr. Chad Ellis and our team at The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis. We can be reached by calling us at 801-225-5594 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Orem and Provo, Utah. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.