As teenagers continue to grow, they are faced with specific dental problems, like having their wisdom teeth removed or getting braces. Below are a few great things to share with your teenager when they are nervous about the dentist:
- Braces are about more than a pretty smile. Straight teeth are easier to clean, encourage healthful gums, give a balanced facial look, and are more unlikely to get chipped. There are several options now for different kinds of braces, such as Invisalign which Dr. Amy is happy to talk about with your teen.
- Wisdom teeth don’t consistently have sufficient room to emerge throughout the late teens to early 20’s. Impacted wisdom teeth cause disease or can harm nearby teeth, and might want specific attention.
- Bad breath, or halitosis, generally comes from microorganisms that live on the tongue. Oftentimes, an easy change in your teenager’s individual dental hygiene habits can freshen him up, beginning with good oral hygiene and scheduling routine visits with Dr. Amy.
- Whitening those pearly whites can be carried out with toothbrushes, mouth rinses, and whitening toothpastes. Dr. Amy offers whitening treatment choices which can be done in her office and at home.
- Tobacco products include toxins that may make various forms of bad breath, gum disease, cancer, tooth discoloration as well as a diminished sense of smell.
- Oral piercings may have an adverse affect on the fitness of cheeks, lips, tongue, and uvula. Oral issues connected with swallowed/aspirated jewelry, fractured tooth, speech impairment, and gingival recession can happen. Dr. Amy can educate teenagers about the risks and possible complications of oral piercings.
- Because of the very nature of most sports, mouthguards are recommended when competing, especially in contact sports. Dr. Amy would be happy to discuss mouthguards and the benefits they have with your teen.