Encourage Your Teens To Be Proactive About Oral Health
At Muse Dental Studio, we stress the importance of maintaining proper oral health to our patients of all ages. If you have a child in your life, you know that it can be difficult at times to encourage them to have proper oral health habits. Those difficult times seem to grow exponentially when children turn into teenagers. Teenagers are trying to navigate their way into adulthood and don’t always want to take advice from their parents and elders. We want to help our teenage patients understand the harm they can cause their teeth when they are not cared for properly.
Help Teens Create Good Habits
Whether you have a teenager at home or not, you more than likely have one in your life and you know how difficult it may be to get through to them. Parents may often think that teenagers aren’t listening, and although it might not seem like it, they are hearing what you say. The best thing that you can do for your child is to encourage healthy habits and stress the importance of cleaning your teeth properly. It is also important to encourage your teen to visit our office for a routine hygiene examination every six months.
We want to share some helpful tips that you can stress to your teen. Many of these helpful tips can also apply to anyone in your household:
- Limit soft drinks and sports drinks and encourage drinking water instead
- Provide healthy snack options and discourage fast food and junk food options
- Encourage brushing and flossing after meals, especially when wearing braces
- Discuss the dangers of sharing toothbrushes
- Wear a mouthguard when playing any sport
If you, your teen, or another loved one has not visited our office located in Houston, TX recently for a hygiene examination, we encourage you to call today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to notify our office of any concerns that you might have. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!