Wadas Dental of Crown Point
11055 Broadway, Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307

Dental Care for Teens

Teen Dental Issues

The teenage years—full of change, budding independence, and unique attempts at various forms of expression. With all that is going on, basic habits of dental care can get pushed aside, such as flossing or routine visits to an affordable dentist. As a parent, you have to come up with creative ways to keep your teen motivated about sticking to their daily dental care routine. But, don’t worry, you’re not alone—family dentistry experts understand the special needs of teens and have comprised a list of the top tips for keeping your teen’s smile in perfect health:

1. Proper daily dental care. When it comes to the basics, like brushing and flossing, teens may a skip their dental care routine on occasion, hoping to save time. Remind them of why it is important to brush twice daily and floss once day—it will protect their teeth and gums from decay and disease. Emphasize the impact brushing and flossing can have on their appearance. Appearance is a top priority for many teens.

2. Routine visits to your family dentistry expert. Don’t let your teen skip routine visits to the dentist. Help your teenager make and keep dental appointments. Lifelong dental health is a team effort—keep visits to your family dentistry office a top priority for your teen.

3. The importance of drinking water. Most public water supplies in the U.S. are fortified with fluoride. This can play a role in the development of strong teeth and help keep cavities at bay. Even if your teen drinks bottled water from time to time, drinking water, in general, is essential to oral health, as it helps flush bacteria and debris from the mouth.

4. The benefits of a mouth guard. Teens who play sports may benefit from a mouth guard to protect their teeth from damage. Talk to an affordable dentist about the activities your teen is involved in and ask if a mouth guard would be right for your teen.

Regular visits to the family dentistry office and proper dental care habits and are essential to your teen’s oral health, but the following conditions could impact their oral health:

  • Eating disorders are also common among teens and harm their total health as well as oral health. If your teenager has been diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, or a similar eating disorder, seek proper medical and psychological help, but also speak to your family dentistry professional to help protect their oral health, too.
  • Oral piercings are common among teenagers, but many family dentistry experts warn against this fad. Research has shown that pierced lips and tongues can cause cracked teeth, tissue injury, or lead to nerve damage in the mouth. If your teen is considering a mouth piercing, warn them of the risks.
  • Gum disease affects 60 percent of teens by the age of 15. Hormonal fluctuations during this period make teens more susceptible to inflammation and infection. Make your teen aware of the early signs of gum disease, such as bleeding while brushing and red, swollen gums.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Crown Point, call Wadas Dental of Crown Point today at (219) 488-2610 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental of Crown Point offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Crown Point. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental of Crown Point, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental of Crown Point.

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My association with Wadas Dental goes back many years of dental service with complete satisfaction !
Thomas S.
The wait time was very short. Vicky, the dental assistant is very friendly and gentle.
Kari R.
I recently had a tooth pulled and was a little nervous to have a cleaning, however Stacy was very gentle and answered all of my questions making me feel very relaxed.
Lisa D.
10. I was made very comfortable. Loved my Hygentist Vicky
Lana S.
Everyone was nice and answered my questions. I didn’t have to wait for a long time in the waiting room!!
Edward G.
I got in and out relatively quickly. My hygienist and dentist took the time to answer all of my concerns which I appreciate.
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Staff members are the best!
Norma C.
Very friendly staff! Compassionate care. Never had a problem! I highly recommend.
Crystal T.
Nice atmosphere and great custo.er service, people skills.
Larissa H.
I’ve received excellent service
Magnolia Y.
Vicky the hygienist is awesome!
Alana K.
Clean, professional, friendly
Myrna P.
Stacey is an excellent hygienist! The customer service up front is considerate and on time. Dr Garbe is so personable and friendly. What a great dental practice!
William B.
I’ve been a patient for many years… I’ve always been satisfied with the care I received !!
Thomas S.
Always great service from the reception, to the hygienist, to the dentist.
Brian T.
Never had a bad experience at this office!
Alana K.
Good, expedient, personable service. True appointment times.
Emily S.
Always great service and they listen to my concerns and perform only what I need not to just make sell service.
Paul B.
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I love my girl Vicky and all the staff at Wadas Dental !
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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