Fortunately, your tween or teen’s smile isn’t that tough to take care of, even if they have braces. It might seem challenging, especially if your child doesn’t want help, but it isn’t as difficult as you might expect it to be. All you need to do is encourage them to do the same things you do! To help you know more, Dr. Atwood, Dr. Robertson, and Dr. Black would like to share some details.
It’s important to encourage your tween or teen to keep up on oral hygiene. They should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily while using a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss, and antibacterial mouthwash. It’s also best to have them use oral hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association.
It’s also important to have them drink plenty of water throughout the day, limit snacking, and cut down on sugar consumption. Drinking water can wash harmful bacteria away, limiting between-meal snacking can make the teeth less vulnerable, and reducing sugar can reduce the chances of falling victim to tooth decay.
Lastly, it’s important to have them visit our dentists twice a year for a routine dental cleaning and exam. The treatment is necessary because it deeply cleans your tween or teen’s smile and helps them avoid major dental issues. It can also help our team monitor their oral health and provide a fluoride treatment or dental sealant placement if necessary.
Call Double Take Dental today at 801-225-1002 if you have any questions about how to take care of a tween or teen smile in Orem, Utah. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment for your child if you think they suffer from a dental issue. We are excited to help you!