Teenage and Adult Tooth Care In Sutton

It’s not always easy to control what teens eat or drink, However it is important to encourage them to keep good oral hygiene and to try and limit intake of sugary food and drinks. Another useful tip is if they drink fizzy drinks to do this through a straw to help protect their teeth!

Teenagers can become very conscious about how they look, and this is the time when many start wearing braces. It is important when seeing an orthodontist you still make six monthly visits to your dentist to do a full examination of the teeth. Your dentist will chat through any concerns about your teenager needing braces and be able to refer you to your local orthodontist.

Below are some helpful tips for teenagers and adults-

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day with an electric toothbrush, and changing your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months.
  • Flossing. Flossing daily to remove food from between the teeth.
  • Healthy eating. Eating a healthy diet and limiting between-meal snacks.
  • Check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups and appointments with your hygienist.