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If the overwhelming emotional stress and anxiety of being a teen weren’t enough to make your young adults years some of the most difficult, you also have to deal with the crushing weight of social pressure which can lead to all sorts of oral health and physical breakdowns. The first step to traversing the teenage years successfully begins with making the right decisions.

A terrific teenage smile begins with terrific oral health techniques. Here is a list of possible oral health hazards for children:

– The last of your wisdom teeth grow in during your teenage years. However, they can easily grow in incorrectly and cause many oral health ailments. Be prepared to put extra focus on the last of your permanent set.
– A growing trend in teens is the inclusion of mouth jewelry, including lip and tongue rings. Not only can these objects increase your risk for infection and disease, they can chip and crack teeth and also become choking hazards.
– Bad habits begin to spring up during the teenage years which can have devastating consequences on your oral health. This includes smoking and chewing tobacco as well as using recreational drugs.
– Oral accidents are common in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety equipment.

Milan Sata DDS reminds you to keep your teeth well protected in your teenage years to ensure your smile will last for many years to come. To schedule an oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning with Dr. Milan Sata and our team at our dentist office in Flint, Michigan, simply give us a call at 810-694-0200. Thank you for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!