Good Dental Hygiene: Helping Teenagers Avoid Cavities
Good dental hygiene is not only important but it’s necessary for a healthy life. As a teenager, it’s important to make dental care part of your daily routine right along with after school sports or outings with friends.
As parents, scheduling a time when your teenager can sit down with his or her dentist to establish a oral health care plan is essential. This is an important step to prevent cavities and other oral health issues.
Good Dental Hygiene Tips
- Brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Don’t skip flossing and brushing your teeth.
- Limit sugary snacks and beverages.
- Schedule your teens routine dental cleaning and checkup every six months at County Dental.
- Ask your teen to work with his dentist and hygienist to prepare a dental health plan. Working with a neutral party will assist in proper oral health.
- Call your County Dental dentist and make an appointment if your teenager has a concern outside of six month checkups.
- Talk to your dentist about dental sealants. Dental sealants act as a barrier to protect cavity-prone areas, especially in the back of the mouth.
- Traveling? Make sure your teen has a dental travel kit prepared.
- Protect your teeth during sports and other activities by wearing a mouthguard. Consult with your dentist for the proper mouthguard for your activity.