Dental Health Tips for Teenagers

Last month was National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month, we are going to focus on dental health tips for teenagers. Since teens are in the process of developing and coming into their own, it is important for them to maintain good dental health habits. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Brace Yourself
A lot of teenagers have metal braces. After all, this is the best time to shift their teeth into place. It is important to make sure that teenagers know how to care for their braces.

Eat This, Not That
It is no secret that teenagers love junk food. However, junk food can wreak havoc on teeth. Often times, it can lead to a cavity. To prevent this from happening, buy healthy snacks instead of junk food.

Do Not Smoke
Smoking might look like a “cool” habit to take up. Don’t let peer pressure take over. Instead, remind teenagers that smoking is detrimental to overall health as well as dental health.

Do you have a teenager who is afraid of going to the dentist? If so, turn to Fairfield Dental Arts! We have safe and simple solutions to calm your dental fears. Our Sedation Dentistry services will make your teen feel at ease. We offer three sedation procedures–conscious sedation, nitrous oxide and pre-op sedation. Call 203-254-3780 to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.

Web Source: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/life-stages/teen-oral-care

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