Don’t Fall for These Teen Dentistry Myths

Cute,And,Natural,Teenager,Woman,Smiles,,Pointing,Fingers,At,Mouth. When you were a kid, taking care of your teeth was pretty easy. Your parents reminded you to brush and floss and took you to the dentist whenever you needed a cleaning, filling, or other care. Now that you’re older, you might be thinking about other teen dentistry treatments, like braces or teeth whitening.

When it comes to getting an amazing smile, make sure you know the facts. Have you believed any of these teen dentistry myths?

Myth 1: You Don’t Need To Brush After Drinking Sugar-Free Drinks

Fact: Sugar-free drinks still contain sweeteners, and like anything besides water, they settle on your teeth and need to be brushed away. 

Brushing your teeth is a standard practice. Sugar-free may be better for your teeth and health, but nothing can eliminate the need to brush at least twice a day!

Myth 2: Braces Are Just for Making Your Teeth Look Straighter

Fact: Braces improve your oral health by ensuring your teeth are properly aligned and easy to clean.

When your teeth don’t line up properly, this makes it easier for bacteria to get caught between them. This can increase your risk of cavities and gum disease.

Getting braces can straighten your teeth and set you up for a lifetime of good oral health!

Myth 3: All Teeth-Whitening Products Are the Same

Fact: Hydrogen peroxide is the most effective whitening agent, but you have to use products with caution.

Products you buy at the store can cause gum irritation and may worsen teeth sensitivity. They also pose the risk of uneven whitening, which can lead to bright or discolored stains on your teeth.

The best thing to do is ask a dentist for their recommended products or treatments to get a whiter smile. And, of course, keep brushing!

Get the Best Treatment From Dentists Who Understand

Dental Kidz Club isn’t just for kids! Our dentists help teenagers achieve brighter, healthier smiles every day. If you are interested in treatment, ask your parent to arrange an appointment at one of our California offices by calling 951-200-5553. You can also send us a message and we will respond by email!

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