Your tween or teen is growing fast, which means their smile is growing too. Unfortunately, their teeth and gums are very vulnerable, so it’s important that they do everything they can to keep their smile in tip-top shape. To help you help them, Drs. Arami, Ariz, Rezvani, and Separzadeh have some helpful tips and information for you.
No. 1: Make sure your tween or teen cleans their smile regularly by keeping up on oral hygiene. They should use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss, and antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash to brush, floss, and rinse daily. The oral hygiene tools they use should have the American Dental Association Seal of Approval on them. This ensures that the product is safe and effective.
No. 2: Make sure they drink plenty of water, limit snacking, and reduce their sugar intake as much as possible. These things can help wash harmful bacteria away, make the teeth less vulnerable, and reduce the chances of cavity development.
No. 3: Make sure they visit their dentist twice a year for their six-month checkups. At these appointments, our dental team can deeply clean your tween or teen’s smile and help them avoid tooth decay and gum disease. We can also provide additional treatments if necessary, like a fluoride treatment or dental sealant placement, to help them have the top-notch smile they deserve.
To learn more about how to take care of a tween or teen smile in Northridge, California, please call Northridge Dental Group at 818-886-6100 today. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to talk with you and give you the information you seek so your child can grow into the smile they deserve!