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Not all oral ailments are due to harmful acids within your mouth. Oftentimes, the decisions you make in the physical world, especially as a teenager, can lead to negative consequences with your smile and your oral health. With the coming of age begins the age of responsibility in making the correct decisions to protect yourself and your smile, even if it may not look like the popular choice. For more information about teenage dentistry tips to prevent dental emergencies, consider the following:

– Avoid all unhealthy habits that can and will damage your mouth, including peer pressure choices such as smoking or chewing tobacco or using drugs. Stay away from the false allure of being cool and fitting in with people who dare to experiment with dangerous activities. Protect your smile first, and your faithful friends will follow.
– Mouth jewelry should be evaded, as it can be a choking hazard, chip and crack teeth, or lead to serious bleeding or infections.
– Oral accidents usually reach their peak in the teenage years, as many individuals frequently participate in high-risk activities such as contact sports. Try to make sure you always wear the appropriate safety equipment to protect your teeth and gums at all times.
– Your final set of adult teeth will erupt above your gum line as a teen, adding to your already extensive list of oral health risks you can suffer from. Wisdom teeth often pose additional risks including infection, a greater risk for tooth decay, and possible misalignments and malocclusions.

If you would like to have your teenage teeth inspected by our team at Fox River Periodontics, PC, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Kamy Noruzi and our team at our office. To schedule a visit for a dental emergency with our periodontist in Geneva, Illinois, please call us at 630-232-7400. We look forward to upgrading your smile!