The life of a teen is never easy, and this includes their oral health care. During your teen years, the last of your adult teeth fully grow in and set in place a complete smile which needs to last you for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, numerous peer pressure habits tend to arise during the teen years that can instantly impair your oral health.
Teenage dentistry has been known to damaged smiles in a myriad of ways. One highly popular hazard to a teen’s smile is from the use of mouth jewelry for appliances in their smile. Whether by lip rings, tongue rings, or similar products, mouth jewelry can wreak havoc on a person’s smile and pose serious choking hazards, lead to infections, cause nerve damage, and chip and crack teeth. Thus, it is important to exercise caution in regard to mouth jewelry.
Another highly dangerous risk for your smile is through the participation in sports. Although sports can be a highly engaging and fun activity for teens, it can also be a pathway to an oral accident or injury. Thus, you need to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your smile safe by wearing the appropriate safety gear and equipment. This includes mouth guards, face masks, or any other oral implants that can be used to protect your teeth and gums.
If you would like to set up a dental session at Gulf Coast Smiles, you are welcome to call our dentist office in Cape Coral, Florida, at our number 239.549.0001. Dr. Mauricio Martinez and our entire team look forward to enhancing your smile.