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Your teen deserves a top-notch smile and oral health, and one of the best ways to achieve those goals is with your help. This is why your dentist, Dr. Stuart Drange, encourages you to learn all about your teen’s smile so you can help them have the strong and healthy teeth and gums they need. Today, our dentist is happy to teach you a thing or two about teen smiles by sharing the following facts:

-There are many things that can affect the health and function of your teen’s smile, like misaligned teeth, acid, bacteria, plaque and sugary, highly acidic and high-carbohydrate foods and drinks. These things can cause dental issues like enamel erosion, cavities, gum disease and more.

-Your teen should clean their teeth and gums often. For a top-notch smile, they need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse with mouth rinse daily and attend their dental checkups every six months.

-Orthodontic treatment is very effective in the teen years, so if your teen has misaligned teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontics. Crooked teeth can negatively affect your teen’s oral health and smile in more ways than you might realize, so orthodontic treatment can be a very beneficial step.

-It’s very important to discourage oral piercings, eating disorders and tobacco use as much as possible because they can all severely damage the smile.

Call Carson Valley Dental Arts today at 775-782-7169 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about teen smiles in Gardnerville, Nevada, so don’t be afraid to contact us! We look forward to hearing from and helping you.