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If you want your teen to have a strong and healthy smile, then you need to help them keep it in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, that’s a tough thing to do if you don’t know much about it. The more you know, the better. So, our dentist would like to tell you all about your teen’s smile on our blog today. To do so, we are happy to share the following facts:

– Although your teen’s teeth are strong and resilient, they can still be damaged. In fact, acid, bacteria, plaque, misaligned teeth and tooth-harming foods and beverages can all cause dental issues. Some of those dental issues include tooth decay, gum disease and enamel erosion.

– It’s very important that your teen cleans their teeth and gums often. They should brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse with mouthwash daily and attend their dental checkups every six months. These things can help them maintain a top-notch smile and oral health.

– Orthodontic treatment is very effective in the teen years, so if your teen has misaligned teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontics. Crooked teeth can negatively affect your teen’s oral health and smile in more ways than you might realize, so orthodontic treatment can be a very beneficial step.

– It’s very important to discourage oral piercings, eating disorders and tobacco use as much as possible because they can all severely damage the smile.

To learn more about teen smiles in Newcomerstown, Ohio, please reach out to Complete Dental Care today! All you need to do is dial 740-254-8102 and our dental team will be thrilled to give you the answers, tips and information you need to help your teen’s smile. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!