Teen Dental Care:
Teen-age Behaviors Become Lifetime Behaviors
The advanced stage of teen oral care is critical. While your teen may understand self-care and its consequences, it is important to remember that they are now teenagers and many life-changing events and processes are taking place.
It is a time of independent growth and discovery. Because of early childhood oral success, many children have never had a cavity and may not see the need to pay much attention to their oral health.
It is important to be vigilant and help your teen understand that teen oral care behaviors become adult dental care behaviors. Regular dental appointments remain essential and consequential (as they will throughout adult life).