When it comes to dental health, adolescence is a pivotal time for young adults. It’s essential they keep up with their dental care with daily brushing and regular checkups at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX.
The early teens are when the last of the permanent teeth come in. Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be straightened with orthodontics, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed.
On the downside, some young people take up habits that are dangerous to their teeth. Many begin to take a relaxed attitude toward dental hygiene. Some may develop tooth decay that can cause recurring dental issues in later years.
Teens who are undergoing orthodontic treatment often have a difficult time properly cleaning their teeth. It is a challenge to fit toothbrush bristles and floss under dental hardware. Toothbrushes and flossing devices that squirt water can help youth with braces adequately clean their teeth and gums.
At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we urge everyone to take good care of their teeth at every stage of life. It pays off! Patients from Mansfield and Grand Prairie come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!
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