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To ensure your smile can continue to function effectively for the rest of your years, you will need to make sure that you take care of it during key stages of your life. During your teen years, loss of your permanent teeth, the wisdom teeth can grow in. As such, you will need to make sure that you provide the appropriate care and preventive treatments to ensure that if any damage should occur, it can be repaired and restored before the rest of your smile should suffer too.

Always be sure to visit our dentist for regular checkups and exams if you have any concerns about your oral health care. Try to avoid all peer pressure risks that may put your teeth and gums in harm’s way, whether it’s from drugs, mouth jewelry such as lip or tongue rings, smoking or chewing tobacco. As long as you avoid bad habits and stay on a path that alleviates risks associated with dental damage, your teeth stand a much greater chance of thriving for decades to come. Also, be aware of risks associated with playing contact sports, as your smile can be destroyed in seconds. Always wear safety equipment whenever possible.

If you would like to know if you require teenage dentistry treatments, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Holly Krystek and our team at our dental office in Muscatine, Iowa, by calling us at 563-263-9082. Lifetime Dentistry want to help you approach the rest of your life with a smile!