When you talk about your kids, you know how old they are, of course! The term “kid” might make someone think that your child is three or seven or 11. However, when what you mean is your older kids (as in, teenagers), it’s important to remember that the dental care you need to be thinking about is starting to change. Consider some reminders from your children’s dentist regarding stuff to keep an eye out for, things to think about, and more for your teenagers.

Consider Their Preferences

Maybe you’ve always bought your kids the same toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste on autopilot. Remember that as they become teenagers and young adults, your kids’ preferences will develop. It might be time to let your kids choose their own brushes, toothpaste flavor and texture, and floss. Getting them involved will help you ensure they like what they are using and will also give them a preview into what it takes to shop for themselves when it comes to dental hygiene, explains your children’s dentist.

Watch For Third Molars

Around the age of 18, your kids are entering wisdom teeth age. This marks the beginning of potential development of third molars which, quite frequently, need to be removed. While it is possible that they never develop or that they grow in perfectly fine, it’s also possible for them to grow in poorly or to become impacted. Your children’s dentist reminds you that keeping up with six-month checkups will provide you with the early info you need, should oral surgery become required.

Protect Teens’ Smiles With Our Care

Remember that your children’s dentist is here to guide your kids through childhood, ensuring their smiles turn out beautifully and remain healthy along the way. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.