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Teenage oral health care techniques for the summer season depend on making the right choices every day. Taking care of your teeth includes knowing what to do and what not to do. 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 are common in contact sports, so always wear the suitable safety equipment.
– An increasing 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 serious consequences on your oral health.
– The last of your wisdom teeth grow in during your teenage years and can easily grow in incorrectly and cause many oral health issues, so be prepared to put extra focus on the last of your permanent set.

If you would like to schedule a professional tooth cleaning at Creekside Family Dental or would like a comprehensive oral exam from Dr. Meredith McClay and our team at our dentist office in Medford, Oregon, please give us a call at 541-210-9661. Come in and become a success story with a healthier smile this summer.