Here are a few tips to help your teenager be cavity-free:
- Encourage your teenager to take a good care of his/her teeth. This means brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. Teenagers care a lot on their appearace. Help your teen understand that bad oral hygiene habbits can lead to stains, bad breath, cavities and eventually more serious problems.
- Set a good example. If you take good care of your teeth, your teenager will see that good hygiene is important to you. Your reminders and warnings will not seem hypocritical and will carry greater weight.
- Aways have healthy snacks and encourage your teen to drink more water.
- Make it a habit to visit your regular dentist every 6 months for their check-up and teeth cleaning.