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Keep your teen smile safe this summer with effective oral health care. Your oral health care will be at an increased risk of failure during the teen years, often due to additional peer pressure and natural changes within your smile. 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:

– Oral accidents occur regularly in contact sports, so always wear the appropriate safety equipment.
– 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 pair of teeth.
– A rising 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 hazards.
– Bad habits, such as smoking and chewing tobacco and using recreational drugs, begin to spring up during the teenage years, which can have negative consequences on your oral health.

For an oral examination at Richard J. Gawarzewski DMD, PA at our dentist office in Berlin, New Jersey, please book an appointment with Dr. Richard J. Gawarzewski and our team by calling 856-767-0053. We look forward to treating your smile and correcting any other oral health care issues you may have.