Teens

For Kids:

Your Teeth Now

Have you been brushing your teeth regularly? By now you have all of your adult teeth and most of you will also be getting your wisdom teeth. Located in the very back, these teeth won’t make you smarter (only studying can do that), but they can cause some pain and problems later. Continue to brush your teeth in the morning and at night and try to stay away from cookies, candy, sports drinks, and sodas. Continue to come in to see Dr. Royal or Dr. Reid for your dental cleanings and check-ups every 6 months. Make sure to let them know about any pain, discomfort or problems you are having with your teeth.

For Parents:

Oral Health At This Age

At this age, your child’s permanent teeth have completely replaced their baby teeth. Continue to talk to Dr. Royal or Dr. Reid about having dental sealants [link to blog] placed on the chewing surfaces of their back teeth to protect them from decay, therefore preventing cavities. Also, as your child’s teeth finish growing in, be aware of any crowding or crooked teeth.

  • Other oral health problems for children this age include:
  • Cavities
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Infections
  • Trauma from accidents
  • Pain or bleeding in the gums
  • Grinding and clenching at night Grinding and clenching at night
  • Sports Injuries

Along with your child regularly brushing their teeth, bringing your child in every 6 months for routine dental cleanings and checkups can protect the health of your child’s teeth and gums.

Elementary

Keep those chompers strong!

Teens

Teens aren’t too cool to care for their teeth!

Adults

Keep that smile sparkly and healthy.