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Important teenage dental treatment tips for the summer abound. Never be afraid to do what is best for your smile, especially during your teenage years. The first step to traversing the teenage years successfully begins with making the right oral health care decisions, which includes wading your way through these tricky oral health hazards:

– A growing trend in teens is the inclusion of mouth jewelry, including lip and tongue rings, all of which can increase your risk for infection and disease, and they can chip and crack teeth and become choking hazards.
– Bad habits, such as smoking and chewing tobacco and using recreational drugs, begin to spring up during the teenage years, which can have devastating consequences on your oral health.
– The last of your wisdom teeth erupt above the gumline during your teenage years and can easily grow in incorrectly and cause many oral health ailments, so be prepared to put extra focus on the last of your permanent set.
– Oral accidents are common in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety equipment.

If you are in need of an oral health care treatment from our team at Edford L. Clark, DMD at our dentist office in Prestonburg, Kentucky, please contact us at 606-886-4260 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Edford Clark. The path to a healthy smile starts today!