Category Archives: Teenagers

Impacted Tooth

What Is It? Teeth are impacted when they fail to emerge through the gums, or emerge only partially, at the expected time. Your wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. … Continue reading

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Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Jennifer Flach was a college junior when her wisdom teeth started causing problems. “My other teeth started moving around,”she remembers. “The wisdom teeth were pushing out and undoing some of the orthodontic work I had done in high school.” At … Continue reading

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What are Wisdom Teeth?

What are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the jaws. They are also the last teeth to emerge, or erupt, usually when a person is between 16 and 20. Since wisdom teeth are the … Continue reading

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Teen Talk, Teen Teeth

Braces, third molars, facial appearance and bad breath: just a few new things for your teen-agers to worry about as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. But since these numerous physical changes are all interrelated, adolescence is an … Continue reading

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Dental Grills — The New Trend Affecting Dentistry and the Health of Your Teeth

It’s the latest trend in dental wear, but there’s nothing cool about the damage it could do to your smile. Dental Grills are a cosmetic, metal and sometimes jeweled tooth covering developed in the early 1980s by hip hop artists. … Continue reading

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Tongue Piercing Not that Risky, But Things Can Go Wrong

It’s hard to believe that certain things ever became popular. Pet rocks, for example. Shag carpeting. Sticking a needle through your tongue. But oral piercing, if not now mainstream, has at least become more common in recent years. According to … Continue reading

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Oral Piercings

What are Oral Piercings? Oral piercings are any piercings of the tongue, lips or cheek. In recent years, oral piercings have become a form of self-expression. As with pierced ears, the metal jewelry used in oral piercings comes in different … Continue reading

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How can Teens Keep Their Smiles Bright?

The best way for teens to enjoy a nice smile and healthy teeth is to continue the good oral habits started early in childhood. Whether or not you wear braces or other orthodontic treatment, it is important to: Brush twice … Continue reading

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Oral Hygiene and Your Teenager

Teenagers can be tough on their teeth. They may be so busy with school, jobs, sports and social activities that they don’t find time to brush. They also tend to eat a lot of junk food. Combine the two and … Continue reading

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