At Pacific Hearts Dentistry, we understand just how important having a beautiful smile is for teenagers. Our pediatric dentist and team are here to help your teenager keep their smile healthy and beautiful throughout their adolescent years.
Many teenagers tend to have an unhealthy diet, and consume more sugary and acidic foods and beverages than is wise. While this is fairly normal for teenagers, it has a serious impact on their oral health. This diet increases their risk of developing cavities or other dental problems for which they may need treatment. This makes it incredibly important that your teenager maintains a good oral hygiene routine at home and continues to visit the dentist regularly for preventive care. Here are a few tips on helping your teenager care for their oral health and smile:
- Bring them to the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. During these appointments, you can also check with the dentist about other preventive treatments that may be helpful, such as dental sealants or fluoride treatments.
- Help your teenager maintain a balanced, nutritious diet. Encourage healthy snacking and minimize the amount of sugary, acidic and unhealthy foods and beverages you keep at home.
- Encourage your teenager to brush their teeth at least twice a day and to floss daily. This is especially helpful if they are receiving orthodontic treatment. If your teenager is wearing braces, ask their dentist or orthodontist for tips on the best ways to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy during treatment.
- Encourage your teenager to develop a healthy lifestyle. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and avoiding harmful substances such as tobacco products. This will help your child to enjoy better overall health and well-being and establish positive long-term lifestyle habits.
We invite you to call us at 972-957-3577 for more information about adolescent dentistry in Irving, Texas, and to schedule an appointment for your teenager with Dr. Rawaha Memon.