Your teen’s smile is very important. It’s best if it stays in tip-top shape, right? Well, unfortunately, there are many things that can harm the teeth and gums. So, it’s best to protect your teen’s smile as much as possible. To help you do so, our pediatric dentist, Dr. Matt Swan, encourages you to do the following things:

-Make sure they keep up on oral hygiene. Their routine should include brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing daily. As they do these things, they should use oral hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. They should also use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. These things can help your teen have a clean and problem-free smile.

-Make sure they wear a mouthguard when they are active. This is important if they participate in sports and activities that are high in contact. When your teen is active, there is a good chance a hard object can hit the mouth and injure the teeth and gums. If your teen wears a mouthguard, the chances of this happening reduce.

-Make sure they attend their routine dental appointments regularly. This is strongly recommended because their checkups help them keep dangerous dental issues at bay, like periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more. So, make sure they visit our office every six months.

To learn more about how to protect your teen’s smile in Lehi, Utah, please contact Mountainland Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 801-766-2111 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!

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