February 25, 2021

Dental Concerns For Teenagers and How To Help Encourage Them

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and although the teenagers wouldn’t appreciate being called “children”, they are mostly still under the care of a parent and need some extra encouragement. The double digits are such an exciting time, full of mental and physical growth and lots of challenges. They want the to grow up but we want them to stay little so it’s a bittersweet age.

Dental risks increase quite a bit for this age range for a number of reasons. Diets and habits can be a little bit harder to manage when kids start getting to make more choices of their own. In this segment, dental hygienist and BURST ambassador, Charlotte, chats about some of the things to watch out for and gives a few tips for promoting healthy dental habits at home.