teens & dental health
As our amazing kids grow into amazing teens, it is sometimes challenging to keep up well-monitored, effective hygiene routines. Using a striped toothbrush helps identify and remind teens of brushing between meals as well as a text or an App. See Disney's Magic Timer App here.
DENTAL THINGS TO KNOW FOR OLDER AMAZING KIDS
Sealants are protective coatings that bond in the deep grooves of teeth to protect, or seal, against decay.
Fluoride applications in appropriate amounts every 6 months at dental visits help to prevent tooth decay, can help remineralize teeth, and can possibly decrease demineralization of teeth.
Mouth guards should be worn for sports practices and games! The best ones are the ones with a custom fit.
It's never too late for an orthodontic consult for your teen!
Xylitol in chewing gum can also help reduce cavities in kids.
Tobacco use in any form can lead to mouth cancer.
Tongue piercings are not amazing for the health of your kids! They can lead to infections and other threatening situations.