Tips for Helping Your Teen Have a Strong and Healthy Smile

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As spring approaches and warm weather arrives, you’re most likely cleaning the house and preparing for fun outdoor activities. While you’re doing these things, our dentists, Dr. Austin Babcock and Dr. Dan Williams, encourage you to also help your teen have the top-notch spring smile they deserve. By helping your teen to take care of their smile, you can help reduce their chances of having dental complications this season. So, our dentists recommend helping your teen by doing the following things:

-Bring them into our office: If your teen has dental issues, this is the time to fix them and restore the oral health. If they don’t, this is the time to professionally clean and examine their smile to prevent dental issues and ensure everything is in tip-top shape.

-Encourage oral hygiene: Your teen needs to be brushing their teeth twice a day, flossing their teeth once a day and rinsing their mouth with mouthwash daily. These things can remove harmful substances from the teeth and gums to prevent dental issues and maintain a healthy smile.

-Encourage the use of a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a resilient oral appliance that can protect your teen’s smile during high-contact sports and activities. In fact, it can help prevent knocked-out and broken teeth and damaged oral tissues should your teen gets hit in the mouth.

For more information and details about how to help your teen have a top-notch spring smile in Sedona, Arizona, please reach out to our dental team at Sedona Dental Arts. When you dial 928-282-1514, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need to help your teen. We look forward to your phone call!