Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Parents’ Guide to Maintaining Proper Dental Care in Teens

Teen Dental Issues

It is indisputable that being the parent of a teenager is never dull, but it certainly can be a challenging experience. Kids at this age want to stand on their own two feet, but they still also need a bit of parental influence and help. If you have teenagers in your household and are concerned about the health of their teeth and gums, the dental care tips that follow below may be just what you need.

To help your teenagers keep their teeth and gums healthy, it is essential is to gently—but consistently—remind them about the importance of regular flossing and brushing. Make sure they always have a good supply of toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss so that there is never an excuse to skip their daily dental care routine.

Always look for signs of gum disease, especially if your child wears braces and cannot brush as effectively as in the past. Hormonal changes occurring at this time can also increase gum sensitivity.

Since excessive consumption of sugar-filled foods and sodas is a leading cause of tooth decay, limit your teen’s exposure to them as much as you can. It is unrealistic to expect that you will be able to keep tabs on everything they eat and drink throughout the day, but reduce the amount of these items you keep in the house and always encourage your teens to drink lots of water.

Remain aware of signs of eating disorders in your teen. Anorexia and bulimia have the ability to cause real harm to the teeth. Routine visits to an affordable dentist can also help reveal the tooth decay, bleeding gums, and mouth sores that can be caused by these dangerous eating disorders. If your teenager has a tongue or lip piercing, make sure to check often for cracked teeth or other dental problems they can cause.

If your teen plays sports, it is important that they wear a mouthguard that has either been custom made for them or one bought in a sporting goods store. Talk to an affordable dentist about the type of mouthguard your child is likely to need.

While teens can be stubborn, they just need some parental guidance, solid dental care habits, and routine appointments with an affordable dentist in Mount Dora to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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