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This summer, protect yourself with optimum teenage oral health care. As a teen, it is vital to always make sure you are keeping your mouth safe and avoiding potential pitfalls whenever possible. 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:

– The last of your wisdom teeth grow in 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.
– A growing trend in teens is the inclusion 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 risks.
– Bad habits, including smoking and chewing tobacco and using recreational drugs, begin to spring up during the teenage years, which can have devastating consequences on your oral health.
– Oral accidents happen regularly in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety equipment.

If you would like to schedule an oral health care treatment with Coddington Dental, simply call our dentist office at 617-729-4091 for an appointment in Quincy, Massachusetts. Dr. Jurgina Elezi and the rest of our team look forward to helping protect your teenage smile so you can stay healthy for many years to come!