Does Your Teen Have Unique Dental Health Challenges?

adolescent dental health

When it comes to dental health, adolescence is a pivotal time. The last of their permanent teeth come in providing them with their adult smile. Good habits can be forged and reinforced. With the help of Allen Park Dental Care, teeth can be aligned with orthodontics, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed.

On the downside, some teenagers take up habits that are dangerous to their teeth. Adolescents often don’t understand the importance of proper dental hygiene and how it affects them in the long term. Some  develop teenage cavities that can cause recurring dental troubles in later years.

Eating disorders are far too common among. Bulimia can cause enamel erosion, decay, and even complete tooth loss. We strongly urge parents  to intervene immediately and seek appropriate medical care if they suspect their teen has an eating disorder.

Teenagers who use tobacco and illegal drugs have an increased risk of dental caries and oral cancer. Oral piercings can be extremely detrimental. The health risks include tooth and gum damage, infection, allergic reactions, nerve damage, and excessive swelling that can block airways.

Teens who are undergoing orthodontic treatment often have a difficult time thoroughly cleaning their teeth. It is a challenge to fit toothbrush bristles and floss under dental hardware. Toothbrushes and flossing devices that squirt water can help youth with braces adequately clean their teeth and gums.

At Allen Park Dental Care, we advise parents to make sure their teens receive twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings. We can identify and treat oral issues in their early stages so that further damage can be prevented or minimized.

Protect your teen’s dental health by scheduling a thorough dental examination and cleaning at Allen Park Dental Care. Our services include family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and treatment of conditions like gum disease. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:


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5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan