For most teenage patients, dental care is one of the last things on their minds. Between school, sports, and other social activities, it’s not likely that your teen is going to be eager to squeeze in the time to care for their teeth, or make necessary dental appointments. However, most teens are concerned with their appearance, and nothing can make them feel more self conscious than an unattractive smile. From this standpoint, professional dental care can be a great benefit to teens. From general care to help in the prevention of dental complications, to restorative dentistry services to treat oral health problems, our dentists can help teens maintain a smile that is healthy, white, straight, and attractive. At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, we offer dental care for teens so that our Staten Island, NY patients do not suffer the consequences of oral health neglect.
General dentistry services are the backbone of professional dental care. They are of great importance when it comes to a patient’s overall oral health. It is especially important for teens to undergo routine dental treatments, such as exams and cleanings, because they tend to either neglect at-home dental care in the midst of all their other activities, or they are still learning the proper techniques that will allow them to get the most out of that at-home care. Other general dentistry services that can be beneficial to teens include fluoride treatments and dental sealants, both of which help in the prevention of tooth decay and dental cavities, a common oral health problem for teens.
Even with good at-home care and routine dental care, it is common for teens to experience some dental complications. The most common of these is tooth decay. Restorative dental treatments address tooth decay by rebuilding tooth structure and restoring the strength and function of the damaged tooth. In most cases, a dental filling is adequate treatment for tooth decay. We offer tooth-colored dental fillings so that teens can improve the health of a damaged tooth without compromising the appearance of their smile with a silver, metal filling.
One of the most common dental concerns for teen patients is orthodontics, or the alignment of their teeth. Crooked, misaligned teeth are a common problem for teens. We can help teens obtain a straighter, more attractive smile through orthodontic treatment. Even better, we can help teens straighten their smile without the bulk, discomfort, or inconvenience of traditional metal braces. Instead, we offer Invisalign® treatment. The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear, plastic aligner trays to shift the teeth into proper positon without brackets or wires. This system is more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces, and, most importantly to the majority of our teen patients, doesn’t compromise the appearance of the smile.
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Dental care for teens will not only help your teenaged child enjoy a healthy and attractive smile, but it will set the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits. To learn more about our dental services and how they can be tailored to meet the oral health needs of your teen, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist.