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Your dentist, Dr. Anne Murray, DDS, wants your teen to have the top-notch smile and oral health they deserve. However, those goals aren’t possible without your help, and if you don’t know much about your teen’s smile, there isn’t much you can do. So, our dentist would like to teach you a thing or two about your teen’s smile so you can help your teen keep it in tip-top shape. To do so, she would like to share 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.
  • If your teen has a misaligned smile, now is the best time to consider orthodontic treatment. This is because the jawbone is still developing in the teen years, so orthodontic treatment can be easier and simpler. Little did you know, crooked teeth can negatively affect the oral health more than you might realize.
  • Tobacco use, oral piercings and eating disorders are all major dangers to your teen’s smile and oral health. It’s very important to discourage them as much as possible.

Do you have any questions about teen smiles in Cupertino, California? If so, please contact Murray Dental Care today at 408-253-5277. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the information you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!