Friendly Tips: Things You Can Do to Care for Teens
Where Brushing Meets Flossing
FACT! Brushing your teeth at least twice every day and flossing at least once a day are the first line of defense against tooth decay.
Just Say No – To Junk Food!
FACT! Eating healthy food like fruits and vegetables and staying away from junk food, sugary snacks and drinks will greatly reduce your chance of cavities.
Just Say No – To Sports Drinks!
FACT! Sports drinks are highly acidic and high in sugar. Avoiding them will reduce your chances of getting cavities.
Smokeless Tobacco is Not an Alternative
FACT! Chewing tobacco will still give you periodontal disease in as little as 4 months. It can also cause several forms of oral and esophageal cancers, as well as premature tooth loss.
Protect Those Pearly Whites
FACT! If you are active in sports or other physical activities, wearing a mouth guard will decrease your risk of mouth injury including chipped, broken, or missing teeth.
Are You Sure About Those Piercings?
FACT! Oral piercings greatly increase your chances of chipping or breaking your teeth. The area is also more susceptible to bacteria which can lead to infections.
Keep Regular Dental Appointments
FACT! Keeping with your regular dental appointments will keep your teeth healthier, letting you keep that dazzling smile!
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