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Unfortunately, there are many dental issues that can affect your teen’s smile and oral health. If you want them to have the top-notch teeth and gums they deserve, it’s important to keep an eye out for dental problems as well as help your teen avoid and treat them as much as possible. Our dentists, Dr. Geza Locsey, Dr. Linda Smith, and Dr. Carly Locsey strongly encourage you to help your teen by watching out for and helping prevent and treat the following dental issues:

-Smile misalignment: Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can harm your teen’s oral health because the crooked teeth harbor bacteria and harmful substances in small, hard-to-clean areas of the smile, and the misaligned bite can wear the teeth down and affect the jaw as well as the performance of daily tasks. Orthodontic treatment can help your teen treat misalignment problems.

-Wisdom teeth problems: If your teen still has their wisdom teeth, which are the third molars in the back of the mouth that erupt from the gums in the teen years, then it’s best to find out if extraction is necessary. Extraction is oftentimes recommended because wisdom teeth do more harm than good most of the time.

-Tooth decay and gum disease: There are many things that can cause tooth decay and gum disease, like poor oral hygiene, smoking, eating disorders, drug use and more. It’s very important to help your teen prevent these oral health problems as well as avoid other health issues by monitoring them closely and encouraging good oral hygiene as well as the stopping of bad habits.

For more information and details about oral health concerns for teens in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, please reach out to Geza Locsey DDS today. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you need, so please don’t hesitate to dial 614-866-1234 now. We look forward to hearing from you!