This Talkin' Teeth from Ruopp & Ruopp focuses on your teenager!
We have news for you, just because they're growing up doesn't mean cavities are a thing of the past! Too many snacks, super busy school schedules, and bad nutrtion actually lead teens to have more problems with tooth decay.
Since teenagers are focused on looking their best, remind them brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Ruopp & Ruopp will keep their smiles shining!
Here are some other tips for super smiles:
* Mouth Jewelry may be popular, but the piercings can be dangerous. Since your mouth contains millions of bacteria, infections can be common because of an oral piercing. In fact, swelling could be severe enough to cut off your airway, cause uncontrollable bleeding, or nerve damage. Obviously, chipped or cracked teeth can also be a problem!
* Stay away from smoking and chewing tobacco. Not only is the bad breath it can cause a turn off, but it can kill you! Oral cancer can disfigure you and lead to surgery. Smokeless tobacco is even worse because of the mix of sugar it contains.
* Stop the pop! In short, sodas provide huge doses of sugar you just don't need! Get this - the amount roughly equals the recommended daily limit for sugar consumption from ALL foods! Sports drinks and many fruit juices also contain too much sweet stuff! If you're still not convinced, spoon out 10 level teaspoons of sugar to get an idea of how much you're getting each time you have a soda! Remember diet sodas still have too much acid that will harm enamel.
* Finally wear a mouthguard. Make sure it fits properly. Sports accidents contribute to the leading cause of tooth loss in people under age 35!
When you consider last year adults missed over 164 million hours of work and children missed over 51 million hours of school for dental related problems, that makes keeping your smile in shape all the more important!
Remember at Ruopp & Ruopp we are always here to help keep you and your teen's smile looking good!