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The teen years are some of the most important years for your oral health. Not only are the last of your adult teeth growing in, but numerous habits and peer pressures arise that can greatly influence your oral health. In order to ensure your smile can thrive for the rest of your life, you need to make sure you’re practicing effective teenage dentistry planning.

Always be sure to exercise caution with bad habits such as smoking or using drugs, as they can severely hinder your smile and your overall health. Furthermore, be aware that mouth jewelry can easily destroy your smile and lead to infections, dental damage, and lacerations. In addition, lip and tongue rings also pose significant choking hazards.

As the last of your adult teeth grow in as a teen, it is crucial to make sure they grow in properly. Numerous ailments can arise if your wisdom teeth don’t fully grow in, if they grow in at an angle, or if they are erupting in the wrong spaces. If a bad bite or malocclusion should occur as wisdom teeth are growing in, a visit to your dentist will be required.

Be sure to make time in your life to visit your dentist at Riverdale Dental Arts for a better smile, and if necessary, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheldon Kupferman for a thorough exam of your oral health. You can get ahold of our dentist office in Riverdale, New York, by calling us at 718-578-4458.