Common teenage dental issues

Dentists always advice teens to maintain good oral health. Teenagers commonly experience some dental diseases and problems that will need to be solved, prevented as well as treated. There are many reasons why teens experience dental problems. First, they tend to not have the proper dental routine.  Second, they fail to eat healthy food daily.

As a result, It is advisable, that you get them to brush as early as possible to teach them proper dental care in order so that these habits are part of their everyday life.  As your child grows, it is inevitable that they will eat candies and other sweet foods. If they don’t have good oral hygiene then they will probably have dental problems when they reach their teenage years.

Teeth irregularity with their jaw and bite is the first common dental problem that a teenager will face. As teens grows there are some tendencies that their teeth do not grow in straight. This can be a by product of poor eating habits when their were a child.

An Orthodontic is a dentist who deals with irregular teeth, jaw and bite. These kind of dentists also treat jaw disorders and facial abnormalities. If your child has crowded, crooked teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth, an under bite, overbite, jaw joint disorder, or a misaligned jaw, they will need to see a Orthodontic.

Braces are also common need for teenagers.  Usually around the ages of ten to 14.

Gum disease is another common dental problem. This is one of the leading cause of tooth loss (periodontal disease). Periodontal disease is a kind of infections of tissues and bones that supports the teeth. When gum disease is untreated it can lead to your teeth falling out.

Gum disease can be inherited, the results of foods that you eat and poor dental hygiene. If one experiences bleeding of the gums while brushing or flossing, discoloration of gums (healthy gums should look pink and firm, not red, swollen, or tender) , any sign of gums pulling away from teeth, bad breath that won’t go away and loose teeth, then you might have gum disease.

Molars or wisdom teeth are also common to teenagers from 15- 25 years old. These teeth cause problem, because most of the mouths are too small to adjust new teeth and hence they need to be removed. Adolescent experiences pain, facial swelling, mouth infection and gum-line swelling, then they should be extracted immediately. Surgery is performed to remove the tooth or teeth. The gum tissue covering the wisdom tooth is removed and the connective tissue connecting the tooth to the bone is detached.