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Keep your teenage smile shining brightly all summer with effective oral health care. Take heed to ensure your smile can survive all the risks associated with teenagerhood and avoid all bad habits that come with it. 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:

– Bad habits, such as smoking and chewing tobacco and using recreational drugs, typically first come to pass during the teenage years, which can have devastating consequences on your oral health.
– Oral accidents happen often in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety equipment.
– A growing trend in teens is the attachment 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 appear 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.

If you require an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call Distinctive Dental Services so we can get you in to see Dr. Scott Elrod and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Lake Jackson, Texas, and we can be reached at 979-297-0337. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this summer.