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When you are teen, numerous health risks and hazards will begin to manifest in your life. During this key moment in your oral health, your teeth will be solidified, and the realization will kick in that you will never see another set. Thus, it is important to make sure you exercise caution with any risks that may arise and prepare to care for your teeth for the rest of your life.

Along with several other health risks that can arise as a teen, so too can issues with your teeth and gums. Several bad habits can often arise during the teen years they can put you at an increased risk for dental damage. Some of the most severe oral health conditions arise due to the presence of smoking and chewing tobacco as well as using drugs. Beyond damaging your physical health, these products can even lead to tooth loss, infections and cancer. Thus, they should be avoided at all costs.

Many teens often partake in sports that can easily put their teeth at risk for dental damage. If you are involved with any sports, particularly contact sports that put your smile at risk, always make sure you’re using safe and effective oral appliances to keep your smile safe. This includes the use of mouth guards and face masks whenever possible. For additional help with your oral health care, visit your dentist.

No matter which oral health care treatment you desire, Dr. John Dobry and our team will care for your smile during your teen years. To book an oral exam, routine checkup, or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Clinton Township, Michigan, please contact us at 586-286-0790.