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Protecting your smile includes making sure that any new oral health risks that are abundant are minimized. Do not do anything that can lead to additional damage to your mouth as several peer pressure risks often arise as a teen. If for any reason your smile is damaged, you will need to visit your dentist for appropriate repairs and treatments as best as possible. However, rather than waiting for restorations to be used, use preventative plans to keep your smile safe from damage that could occur.

One of the biggest risks to a teen’s smile exists in the form of damage suffered from playing sports. Many teens are involved in sports and fail to take the necessary precautions to keep their smile safe. When playing sports, an oral accident or injury to your face could easily leave you with years of restorations in your future. To avoid the long road to recovery, wear the appropriate safety equipment. Everything from mouth guards, helmets and face masks are designed to help keep you safe. Not only do you need to make sure you’re taking care of your teeth and gums, but you need to add an additional layer of protection for your jawbone.

Teens are often at risk of several forms of oral ailments due to the fact the last of their permanent adult teeth grow in during this time. When your wisdom teeth grow in, there may not be enough space in your mouth for them to grow in fully and effectively. Oftentimes, wisdom teeth can place additional pressure on the surrounding teeth and lead to tooth decay, infections and even affect a person’s ability to bite down properly. Furthermore, crossbites can occur. Always make sure that if your wisdom teeth are growing in, visit your dentist to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Your smile and your oral health care can receive a boost with teenage dentistry treatments. If you wish to visit the dental office of Bray Dental in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, you can book an exam by calling us at 218-681-3233. Dr. Bryce Bray and our entire team look forward to providing you with the teenage dentistry care you need.