Advanced Dental Care of Brandon
625 Medical Care Drive, Brandon, FL 33511

Teaching Teens the Importance of Daily Dental Care

Teen Dental Issues

When your kids are young, it is easy to teach them about the importance of good oral hygiene and monitor their dental care habits. And while you have instilled the value of routine brushing and flossing from a very young age, when kids hit their teen years, it’s like starting over, but with a whole new set of ground rules. Teens often skip routine dental care due to busy schedules or as an assertion of independence. As a parent, you have to help your teen protect their oral health. Use these tips to successfully assist your teen in maintaining proper dental care habits to ensure a beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Daily brushing and flossing. When it comes to the basics, like brushing and flossing, teens may a skip their dental care routine on occasion, hoping to save time. Remind them of why it is important to brush twice daily and floss once day—it will protect their teeth and gums from decay and disease. Emphasize the impact brushing and flossing can have on their appearance. Appearance is a top priority for many teens.

Emphasize the importance of water consumption. Most public water supplies in the U.S. are fortified with fluoride. This can play a role in the development of strong teeth and help keep cavities at bay. Even if your teen drinks bottled water from time to time, drinking water, in general, is essential to oral health, as it helps flush bacteria and debris from the mouth.

Get information about mouth guards from your family dentistry expert. Teens who play sports could benefit from a mouth guard to protect their teeth from damage. Talk to an affordable dentist about the activities your teen is involved in and ask if a mouth guard would be right for your teen.

Continue routine visits to your family dentistry expert. Don’t let your teen skip routine visits to the dentist. Help your teenager make and keep dental appointments. Lifelong dental health is a team effort—keep visits to your family dentistry office a top priority for your teen.

While good dental care habits are essential to oral health, you still need to be on the lookout for certain conditions that can significantly impact oral health:

Oral piercings are common among teenagers; however, many dentists warn against this fad. Research has shown that pierced lips and tongues can cause cracked teeth, tissue injury, or lead to nerve damage in the mouth. If your teen is considering an oral piercing, warn them of the risks.

Gum disease affects 60 percent of teens by the age of 15. Hormonal fluctuations during this period make teens more susceptible to inflammation and infection. Make your teen aware of the early signs of gum disease, such as bleeding while brushing and red, swollen gums.

Eating disorders, unfortunately, are also common among teens and harm total health as well as oral health. If your teenager has been diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, or a similar eating disorder, seek proper medical and psychological help, but also speak to your family dentistry professional to help protect their oral health, too.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Brandon, call Advanced Dental Care of Brandon today at (813) 434-1734 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Brandon. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Brandon, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Brandon.

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