Adolescent & Teenagers 12 -18 Years
Preteens and teens are very concerned with their appearance. Keeping smiles bright and healthy at this stage of development is important for self-esteem and self-confidence, along with oral health and general well-being.
Preteens can be much like teenagers. At this stage, some kids may act very mature and older for their age, while others may regress out of fear of growing up. It is a good idea to talk with your preteen and find out what views he or she may have regarding dental care. When you have an idea of how important dental care is for your child, then you can have an informed discussion about oral care.
Discussions regarding the importance of oral health, proper brushing and avoiding the neglect of teeth will help your child want to maintain good oral hygiene. Educating your child on the advantages of good oral health along with preventive care will go a long way in safeguarding your child’s oral health.
Orthodontics for Adolescents & Teens
Misaligned teeth can cause a host of dental problems from an increased risk for cavities to gum disease. Fortunately, there are many options now when it comes to straightening teeth. The Pediatric Dental Team provides information for you and your child about the available options, including the preferred Invisalign for Teens. This orthodontic treatment system uses removable clear aligners to move teeth into alignment over time.
Dental Care for Children in Middle School and High School
The choices your child makes during the middle school and high school years can have a big impact on future oral health. Eating healthy, nutritious foods and maintaining oral health are critical. Bad habits like smoking, chewing tobacco or oral piercings can cause serious health problems and affect the teeth. Eating disorders can also cause serious problems with oral and general health. Help your child make wise choices, and make sure your child has regular dental checkups.
The Pediatric Dental Team can be your ally in providing critical information to your teenager regarding the importance of oral health. We will do all we can to help your child maintain their brightest smile and best oral health. Contact our pediatric dental practice today to schedule an appointment.