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Caring for your teeth as a teen is one of the most important responsibilities in the life of a teenager. However, it often gets pushed down due to the numerous other issues that arise during these years. As the last of our adult teeth grow in as a teen, it is important to make sure oral health is it in the proper direction to ensure the greatest chance for oral health care success.

If you are a teen, it is important to watch out for numerous risk factors that can damage your smile. Typically, sports lead to numerous oral injuries with teens. Thus, it is important to always wear effective safety equipment when available. This includes mouth guards, face masks, and any headgear designed to help prevent damage to your jaw, teeth, and gums.

If you are looking to greatly enhance your oral health, avoid peer pressure habits that can severely damage not only your smile but your life in general. Smoking and using drugs both have devastating effects on a teen’s health and should be avoided at all costs. Not only can they immediately lead to bad breath or stained teeth, but they can also cause irreparable tooth loss and cancer.

If you would like an oral health care treatment from Kirkwood Dental at our dentist office in Campbell, California, please connect with us at 408-378-8500. Dr. Vinh T. Pham and our entire team will ensure you get the safe smile you desire.