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Teen Dentistry

Teen Dentistry

Remember, at every stage of life, beginning with the eruption of a baby’s first teeth, it’s essential to see the dentist for periodic checkups and treatment as needed. At the office of Precision Dental Care, we emphasize the importance of dental prevention and routine care as the best ways to enjoy optimal oral health. As skilled and experienced providers of care, we’re sensitive to the unique needs of patients of all ages.

Considerations In Care

The teen years are a time of both physical and emotional development. Because the vast majority of teens have all of their permanent teeth except for their wisdom teeth, it is essential that they are diligent about their oral hygiene and receive routine care. Our experienced staff will make sure that teens are instructed in the best methods for caring for their teeth and will provide them with useful information on following a healthy diet as well as make them aware of which oral habits and activities may be harmful to their teeth and overall well being.

The Importance Of A Healthy Diet

Good Nutrition is essential for maintaining dental health as well as supporting growth and total body wellness. In terms of smile health, too many sweet sugary snacks and beverages high in sugars are the leading cause of tooth decay. Beyond consuming too much candy, teens should also pay particular attention to sodas and energy drinks that have an enormous sugar content as well.

Assessing Facial Growth And Dental Development

In addition to checking for the presence of dental disease, harmful oral habits, as well as the presence of other unhealthy activities or conditions, we also monitor your teen’s facial growth, jaw development and alignment of their smile. If orthodontic treatment is indicated, we’ll advise you of our recommendations for care. Since many teens wear braces, paying extra attention to what they eat and how they maintain their oral hygiene is of the utmost importance.

Safeguarding Your Teen’s Smile

If your tween or teen plays sports, a sports mouthguard is an excellent idea. Properly fitted, mouthguards are a fundamental component of protective athletic gear, and have been demonstrated to reduce trauma to the teeth, tongue, lips, and jaws. Based on your teen’s involvement in a particular sport, we’ll advise you of an appropriate mouthguard and if a fully-customized appliance fabricated by our office is the best option in care.

Dental Care You Can Trust

When it comes to oral care for your teenagers, you can rest assured their care is in the best of hands. To schedule an appointment, contact our office today.