Oral Health Concerns for Teens

Hendersonville Dentist- Teen Responsibilities.

You have a lot more freedom as a teenager than you did as a young child. You also have a lot more responsibilities, and one of your jobs is to take care of your teeth. Develop and maintain good dental habits now so you can have great dental health for life.

Tooth Decay Oral Health Concerns

Dr. Harbin & Dr. Jones and our staff at Hendersonville Family Dentistry recommend keeping your teeth strong and healthy by brushing at least twice a day and flossing every day. You can take easy steps to prevent tooth decay when you are at school or hanging out with your friends. Carry a bottle of water around with you so you can take a sip after you eat any kind of food. Choose water or milk instead of soda or sports drinks.

Here are a few more tips that can keep your mouth attractive and healthy during your teen years.

  • Drink plenty of milk
  • Limit candies and sugary snacks
  • Wear a mouthguard if you play a contact sport
  • Visit Hendersonville Family Dentistry twice a year.
  • Reduce infections and avoid piercing your tongue and lips.

You only get one set of permanent teeth in your life, so get in the habit of taking care of them now!

 

 

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