Just as you’re finally out of the woods with making sure your little ones have become consistent with their dental hygiene habits and they no longer really need dental sealants, you arrive at a new chapter: The teenager years! Now, as they move away from their little kid selves and are inching their way closer to adulthood, you have new concerns to consider! So, how to keep your kids’ smile health in excellent shape? We have some suggestions to add on to the usual preventive care that you’re already implementing.
#1: Remove Problematic Wisdom Teeth
One of the things you should keep in mind when it comes to the smile health of your teens is the fact that wisdom teeth tend to develop and show up in the late teen years. This is something to keep an eye out for (and something that we may suddenly start talking to you about). Remember that if the teeth don’t behave well, it’s always best to remove them earlier (rather than later).
#2: Start Orthodontics Early
If your young teens are showing signs that they are going to need braces or other forms orthodontic care, we encourage you to allow us to refer you to a trusted orthodontist. It is typically better to address alignment issues earlier for easier shifting.
#3: Remember: Nitrous Oxide
Don’t forget that we offer nitrous oxide at our practice (which is safe for kids, too). If you have a teen whose smile health you are trying to protect but who feels anxious about dental care, this option can provide you and your child with just what you’ve been looking for to enjoy relaxing visits.
Keep Teens’ Smiles Safe With Our Care
Don’t forget to keep up with the changes your kids’ smiles experience into teenage hood by remaining consistent with dental checkups. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.