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If you want your teen to have a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to help them make smile care a top priority. Unfortunately, there are many dental problems that can attack your teen’s teeth and gums and alter their oral health. It’s best to prevent and treat those problems as much as possible to help your teen have the great smile and oral health they deserve. Those dental problems are:

-Smile misalignment: Misaligned teeth can harm your teen’s oral health in more ways than you might realize. In fact, they create small, hard-to-clean spaces in the smile that harbor dangerous substances that promote dental issues. So, if your teen has crooked teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment.

-Wisdom teeth problems: Wisdom teeth are third molars in the back of the mouth that don’t erupt until the teen years. They cause problems more often than they don’t. If your dentist sees fit, wisdom tooth extraction could be the right treatment for your teen.

-Tooth decay and gum disease: These are two serious and dangerous dental issues that should be avoided at all costs. Some causes of these issues are poor oral hygiene, drug use, tobacco use, eating disorders and more. It’s strongly recommended to help your teen avoid any and all of these bad habits.

Call Lexington Heights Dental today at 801-756-2006 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about teen smile care in Cedar Hills, Utah. You should also contact our office if your teen is suffering from any dental issues. Our dentists, Dr. John R. Lohner and Dr. James “Jimmer” Standring, would be happy to restore your teen’s oral health. We look forward to helping you and your teen!