Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

adolescent dental health Anchorage

This message from Alaska Premier Dental Group is about teenage teeth and dental health.

If you are the parent of a teenager, you may already have concerns about his or her well-being. As they progress toward adulthood, some make questionable choices.

Some teens skip meals, and others seem to survive on ramen noodles or junk food. Some spend more time on Instagram than sleeping. When it comes to teeth, braces can be problematic, and eating disorders such as bulimia can erode enamel.

Dental issues during the adolescent years can impact teeth for life. Let’s explore some dental issues that are common during this phase of life.

Wisdom Teeth
The third molars usually erupt between late adolescence and the mid-twenties. Common wisdom teeth issues include bite misalignment, decay, gum disease, and damage to the other teeth. It is vital to monitor wisdom teeth.

Eating Disorders
Parents who notice their adolescent preoccupied with body image and weight loss should be on the lookout for bulimia and anorexia. These disorders should never be ignored. Seek treatment immediately if you find out your teen is binging and purging, or deliberately not eating.

Oral Health and Orthodontia
Braces can make proper brushing a problem. Toothbrushes and flossing devices that squirt water can help teenagers with braces clean their teeth and gums.

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we encourage parents to be vigilant with regular dental checkups for their teens. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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