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Dental Care for Teens Milton, GA
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As your teenager gains more independence and tries to balance new responsibilities, don’t let their oral health be something they slack off on. In fact, dental care should be a priority for teens. During this stage of adolescents, they are at a higher risk for problems such as decay and gum disease. There are specific factors that make dental health a real concern for many teens, including the following:

  • Sugary snacks and drinks: Teens are more likely to rely on late night snacks, energy drinks and sodas to get them through the day. Unfortunately, these cause enamel erosion and pose a serious threat to their smile health. Encourage your teen to choose water whenever possible, and educate them on the importance of healthy snack choices.
  • Poor brushing and flossing habits: As a parent, you are probably not flossing your teen’s teeth anymore. You may have even given up the fight to make sure they are doing it. However, not flossing and brushing on a daily basis is an open invitation for gum disease and decay. From bad breath to tooth loss, make sure they understand what is at stake if they don’t brush and floss properly.
  • Skipped dental appointments:  Routine dental cleanings are simply not optional. Now that your teen is driving and keeping his or her own schedule, don’t let them dismiss the importance of keeping up with their six month dental appointments. These visits are critical to address dental problems at their earliest, most treatable stages.
  • Wearing braces: This represents one of the biggest challenges for teens. The adolescent years are a common time to undergo orthodontic treatment. However, braces require more diligent oral hygiene. While your teen’s smile may straighten, they can wind up with discolored teeth, white spots and infected gums without proper eating and cleaning habits while wearing braces.
  • Sports: Does your child wear a mouthguard while on the playing field? Mouthguards should be considered a mandatory piece of equipment if your child is in a contact sport of any kind. A custom mouthguard can prevent tooth chips, avulsed teeth and other irreversible dental-related injuries.

Preventing dental damage and treating signs of damage early is important. There are a number of restorative procedures that can be tailored to address your teens smile if necessary, including tooth-colored fillings to repair decay in a cosmetically pleasing manner, crowns to restore a badly damaged tooth, as well as Invisalign and traditional orthodontics to correct crooked teeth that are harder to keep clean.  At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we welcome the opportunity to help teenagers achieve their healthiest and most confident smile possible.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 521-2100

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.
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