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Treat your teen smile right with optimum oral health care. As a teen, it is important to avoid all the social pressures and stresses that can easily break your smile or lead to oral health failure. The first step to traversing the teenage years successfully begins with making the right oral health care decisions, which includes wading your way through these tricky oral health hazards:

– A growing trend in teens is the appearance of mouth jewelry, including lip and tongue rings, all of which can increase your risk for infection and disease, and they can chip and crack teeth and become choking hazards.
– The last of your wisdom teeth become visible during your teenage years and can easily grow in incorrectly and cause many oral health ailments, so be prepared to put extra focus on the last of your permanent set.
– Oral accidents occur regularly in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety equipment.
– Bad habits, such as smoking and chewing tobacco and using recreational drugs, begin to come to fruition during the teenage years, which can have devastating consequences on your oral health.

To discuss your oral health care treatment options with Dr. Neal Emad and the rest of our team at Nova Dental Care, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Vienna, Virginia. Our number is 703-938-7615, and we look forward to making your summer smile shine soon!