The teen years are a time of transition from childhood to adulthood- but dental care is still very important. At Palisades Dental Care, we are here to help your teen during this transition by offering consistent, compassionate, comprehensive dental care.
The more a teen visits the dentist, the less likely they will be to be uncomfortable with dental treatment as they get older. At Palisades Dental Care, we treat patients of all ages, so once you establish a dental home for your child with our team, they never have to go anywhere else. We can treat a variety of dental issues throughout their life.
By the time your children reach the teenage years, they should already have established healthy habits. Ideally, this should start from the time your infant gets their first tooth and should be encouraged as they get older. One way to keep teens motivated to keep their oral hygiene habits up is to get an electric toothbrush.
Teens with malocclusion require orthodontic treatment and may prefer Invisalign because it’s less obvious than traditional braces. The thing that makes Invisalign for Teens different is a series of blue dots. These dots, while not a fail-safe, are a good way for parents to determine if their teen is complying with treatment. The aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day for 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the treatment plan established by the dentist.
Contact Palisades Dental Care and schedule your teen’s cleaning and exam today. We look forward to working with you and your teen to develop healthy habits and address any issues they may have.
A 1-year-old may not have many teeth, but there are things that a pediatric dentist can do for them:
Establish positive oral hygiene habits
Look for dental issues including open bite or baby bottle tooth decay