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Do you want a top-notch oral health as a teen? If so, our dentist, Dr. Craig Wada, is more than happy to help you. There are many things you can do on a regular basis to keep your teeth, gums, and smile in tip-top shape, which can help you have the optimal oral health you deserve. Our dentist is happy to tell you about all the things you need to do. Those things are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene (Make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse with mouthwash daily.)

-Attend your dental checkups (Make sure to receive a dental cleaning and exam every six months.)

-Stay away from soda and other smile-harming products (Sugary and acidic foods and drinks can harm your teeth and promote enamel erosion and tooth decay.)

-Avoid using tobacco (Tobacco is very dangerous for the teeth and gums.)

-Use a mouthguard (A mouthguard can protect your teeth and prevent oral injury when you play high-contact sports.)

-If you have braces, follow the instructions provided by your orthodontist (This should include cleaning your smile and appliance regularly and avoiding braces-harming foods.)

-Drink water throughout the day (Drinking water can keep your mouth moist, which can help you prevent dry mouth.)

-Chew gum regularly (Chewing gum can help you produce saliva, which can help you wash your mouth from bacteria regularly.)

-Avoid snacking (Snacking exposes your teeth to bacteria constantly. This can cause dental problems.)

Would you like to know more about teen oral health in Rocklin, California? If so, please contact Placer Prosthodontics Inc. today at 916-630-9048. Our dental team is here to assist you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to helping you!