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You know that life as a teenager is a defining time in the growth of your smile? Your wisdom teeth are growing in, and a number of oral health risks can be introduced due to social pressure.

Frankly, wisdom teeth often struggle to do their job effectively. They are designed for chewing, but they often grow in out of alignment. This leads to a variety of dental problems, including overcrowding your other teeth. If your other teeth are overcrowded, it can mess up your straight smile. Also, the wisdom teeth may get stuck under the gum line, increasing your risk of tooth decay and infection. Schedule regular checkups with Dr. William Robison to make sure your teeth are growing in correctly. If they aren’t, your dentist can help you decide how to remedy the problem.

Social status begins to shape the lives of many individuals in their teen years. Peer pressure can lead to a variety of destructive oral health habits. These could include smoking, choosing to use drugs, or chewing tobacco or tobacco products. They may even seem harmlessly spontaneous, like playing contact sports without the proper safety equipment.Wearing mouth jewelry, like lip and tongue rings, can easily chip and crack teeth as well.

 

For more info or to schedule an appointment in Las Vegas, Nevada, call Whispering Pines Dental at 702-384-5070. Dr. William Robison and our team look forward to seeing you!