Teen Oral Health

  • It is important to maintain oral health visits during teenage years.
  • During puberty, continue to emphasize oral hygiene, brushing and flossing twice a day.
  • Diet is important during the teenage years.
    • Limit sugar on-the-go snacks. Eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, or whole grains for a snack.
    • Limit the amount of sodas, diet sodas, fruit drinks, and sports drinks that increase risk for dental decay/cavities.
    • Water is the recommended beverage for all ages.

  1. Why having a mouth guard is important?

  2. Concerns for teens: Braces, Wisdom Teeth, Smoking, Meth mouth, Eating Disorders
  3. Nutritional Tips for Teens
  4. Eating Disorders and Oral Effects