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Teens face numerous risks to their teeth, gums and mouth. Although tooth decay and gum disease are common dangers, there are plenty of other hazards during the teen years. Sadly, many of these oral health menaces are the results of peer pressure.

Your quest for a perfect smile is just getting started as a teenager, when the last of your permanent teeth have grown in, which are known as wisdom teeth. However, wisdom teeth are predisposed to problems and can grow in imperfectly. Surgery or orthodontic treatments can correct any issues you may experience.

Avoiding unhealthy habits is vital for the success of your smile as a teen. Staying away from habits like smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking, and using drugs is of paramount importance because those substances can destroy your oral health and your life. Furthermore, mouth jewelry should be avoided as it can crack or chip teeth, cause infections, and damage your gums.

If you would like to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Pooja Goel and the rest of the team at Smiles for Life Dental Group, simply call our office at 408-241-6501 for an appointment in Santa Clara, California. Our team is here to help get you the smile you’ve always wanted!