Teenage Teeth Facts
At this age you now have teeth that will be with you for the rest of your life. By caring for your teeth appropriately you will ensure the brightest, healthiest smile possible.
- You have not outgrown cavities! Teens can actually have a higher incidence of tooth decay due to frequent snacking, busy schedules, and poor nutrition.
- Healthy smiles are attractive! Not only is a clean, white smile a sign that you care about how you look, but nobody finds yellowing teeth, swollen gums, or bad breath attractive. Brushing, flossing, and keeping your dental appointments every six months are very important aspects of keeping your smile healthy and beautiful.
- Smoking and chewing tobacco are bad for your teeth. It can cause your gums to recede, teeth to yellow and decay, tongue sores and mouth cancer. Not only will you look and smell bad, but you can die from it. Better never to start than to become involved in something that could negatively affect the rest of your life.