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The key to a great smile during your teen years is heavily influenced by the actions you follow in your personal life and your social life. Not only can you enhance your oral health by not giving into the peer pressures of a teen life, but your overall health will benefit greatly as well.

Your wisdom teeth can often have difficulties growing in properly, which can lead to malocclusions. Wisdom teeth that fail to cross the gum line of your mouth in the correct locations are called transposition malocclusions. In some cases, they may need to be extracted. Your wisdom teeth also add to your ever-growing risks for tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw pain.

Peer pressure can also lead to several situations and habits that can damage or destroy your smile. This includes the pressure to wear mouth jewelry, the pressure to be tough by playing in contact sports without wearing protective gear, and poor health habits such as smoking, chewing tobacco, and using drugs. Knowing what to do and what not to do in your life begins to become more prevalent when faced with all these decisions and habits that can affect your oral health and your entire well-being for the rest of your life.

Teenage dentistry checkups may be the dentistry service you need. For an oral examination at Price Dental Associates at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, please book an appointment with Drs. Price and Bauscher by calling 281-493-1550. Your teen years can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today!