As you go throughout your everyday teen life, it’s very important that you take care of your smile as much as possible. If you care for your smile now, your chances of having a beautiful and healthy smile in the future increase! So, to help you maintain a top-notch oral health, our team at Adams Dental recommends doing the following things on a regular basis:
- Keep up on oral hygiene: Always brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash. Doing these things will not only help you take care of your smile, but they will also help you have fresh, pristine breath throughout the day.
- Take care of your smile: We strongly recommend that you do not smoke. Smoking can cause major complications not only with your oral health, but with your entire body as well. We also recommend that you avoid eating sugary and starching foods as much as possible and you wear a mouthguard when you are active. We also ask that you keep from piercing any part of your mouth because it can severely harm your smile.
- Visit the dentist regularly: It is vital that you visit us every six months. During these appointments, our dental team will professionally clean your smile and will examine your entire oral cavity for issues. This is the best way to prevent many dental problems.
- Take care of your aligners: If you have aligners, do your best to take care of them by brushing and flossing after each meal and snack and also by avoiding habits that could possibly stain or damage your aligners.
For more information about caring for your smile as a teen, call us at (973) 377-6500 today and schedule an appointment with our team! Our dentists will be happy to meet with you, examine your oral cavity, and give you the specific tips you need to properly care for your smile. We look forward to helping you!