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Being a teenager can be hard, but taking care of your smile doesn’t have to be. If you keep your smile in tip-top shape, then there is a chance you’ll boost your self-esteem and feel great about yourself. So, to help you maintain a pristine oral health and smile as a teenager in Sacramento, California, our Steven J. Brazis, DDS dental team encourages you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is one of the best ways to maintain a top-notch smile and oral health. So, make sure you brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile right before bed and rinse your mouth daily. It’s also strongly recommended to visit Dr. Steven J. Brazis every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.

Think about your wisdom teeth: If you have yet to get your wisdom teeth removed, it’s time to consider doing so. Oftentimes, wisdom teeth cause more harm than good, which is why they need to be extracted more often than not. So, please talk to your dentist about the status of your wisdom teeth when you get the chance.

Consider orthodontic treatment: Having a crooked smile can be troublesome and embarrassing. It can also be dangerous for your overall oral health. So, if you have misaligned teeth, consider aligning them with braces or another type of orthodontic appliance. This can help you have an attractive smile for a lifetime.

Avoid tobacco products: Even though tobacco use might seem cool, it’s not, especially for your smile and overall health. If you use tobacco, your chances of falling victim to cancer increase and you can also suffer an extremely unattractive and discolored smile. So, it’s best to just avoid tobacco products altogether.

Doing these things will help you have a beautiful and healthy smile as a teen as well as an adult. If you have any questions about these tips or if you would like additional information about this topic, please call our office at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!