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If you want your teen to have the strong and healthy smile they deserve, then you need to help them clean and care for their teeth and gums regularly. Smile care needs to be a top priority because there are many dental problems that can attack their teeth and gums and negatively affect or damage their oral health. It’s best to avoid and treat those problems as much as possible. Those problems are:

-Smile misalignment: Misaligned teeth can harm your teen’s oral health in more ways than you might realize. In fact, they create small, hard-to-clean spaces in the smile that harbor dangerous substances that promote dental issues. So, if your teen has crooked teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment.

-Wisdom teeth problems: Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the back of the mouth that don’t erupt from the gums until the teen years. They typically cause many problems, which is why they are oftentimes extracted. If your teen still has their wisdom teeth, make an appointment with our dentist to determine if extraction is necessary.

-Tooth decay and gum disease: There are many things that can cause tooth decay and gum disease, like poor oral hygiene, smoking, eating disorders, drug use and more. It’s very important to help your teen prevent these oral health problems as well as avoid other health issues by monitoring them closely and encouraging good oral hygiene as well as the stopping of bad habits.

Do you have any questions about how to help your teen avoid dental problems in Kenai, Alaska? If so, please contact Kenai Dental Clinic when you have the chance. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Glen Lockwood, if your teen is already a victim of a serious dental issue. All you need to do is dial 907-283-4875 now!