Don’t Doubt the Dental Benefits of Teenage Dentistry

oral health for teenagers

To ensure your teeth and gums can continue to thrive for the rest of your years, be aware of various key aspects of your oral health and key times during your life. As the last of your teeth grow during your teen years, you may need to make sure that you protect your teeth and gums so that they stay strong for you for decades to come. After your wisdom teeth grow in, you will not be getting any additional permanent teeth, so they will need to be cared for on a daily basis.

A common risk that often presents itself during your teen years is due to peer pressure. Peer pressure can influence an individual to use drugs or smoke and chew tobacco. Furthermore, peer pressure influences can lead to wearing lip and tongue rings which can cause infections, fractured teeth, and permanent nerve damage.

Another common oral health risk associated with your teenage years is due to contact sports. Oftentimes with sports, teens may suffer damage that can set back their oral health care for decades. In light of this, always make sure that you are wearing the appropriate safety equipment whether helmets, face masks, mouth guards, or any other potential appliances or safety equipment to help keep your teeth, gums, jaw and face safe.

If you would like to know if you require specialized teenage dentistry treatments, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Kenneth Kowalski and our team at our dental office in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, by calling us at 262-781-5600. Kowalski Dental Offices can get you on the path to smiles for miles!