When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their adult smile. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise we help them maintain good dental health.
On the downside, some teenagers take up habits that are bad for their teeth. They don’t always appeciate the importance of good dental hygiene and how it influences lifelong oral health. Some young people develop decay that can cause recurring dental troubles in later years.
The importance of diet cannot be overstated. Adolescence is a time when many young men and women decrease their calcium intake—a danger to both bones and teeth. The consumption of energy drinks and sugared soda also contribute to tooth and gum problems in teenagers.
Moreover, teenagers who use tobacco and illegal drugs have an increased risk of decay and oral cancer. Oral piercings can be extremely dangerous. The health risks include tooth and gum damage, infection, allergic reactions, nerve damage, and excessive swelling that can block airways.
At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise we help patients of all ages maintain good dental health. People from Eagle, Meridian, and Sun Valley come to us for family and restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup today!
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