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Protect your summer teen smile with an emphasis on your oral health care. Keeping your smile safe begins by not taking any unnecessary risks for your oral health, of which there will be plenty abound in a standard teenage lifestyle. 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:
– Oral accidents happen frequently in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety equipment.
– Bad habits, such as smoking and chewing tobacco and using recreational drugs, begin to show up during the teenage years, which can have devastating consequences on your oral health.
– The last of your permanent 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.
– A growing trend in teens is the inclusion of mouth jewelry, which includes lip and tongue rings, all of which can increase your risk for infection and disease, and they can chip and crack teeth and become choking hazards.
If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Natalya Ramsay at our dentist office in McMinnville, Oregon, please call us at 503-472-1402. Our team at Evans Street Dental Center looks forward to treating your youthful smile and keep your health in pris-“teen” condition.