If you’re like most people, you probably forget just how important it is to take proper care of your teeth – you only get one set after all. Here’s a quick refresher of the key things to know in your teens and 20s.
Before you consider a mouth, tongue or lip piercing, it’s important to known that they can often lead to chipping of teeth and gum recession. Infection and swelling are also common problems. Remember to remove any oral jewellery before eating, sleeping or playing sport.
It’s important to understand that smoking, binge drinking and recreational drugs can damage your oral health in the future. These habits increase your risk of:
Make healthy choices now to improve your quality of life later.
Best foods for fighting tooth decay
Worst foods for tooth decay
Brushing your teeth every day is the most important way to protect your teeth. Our dentists recommend you:
If you have braces, it’s even more important to follow these tips and take extra care of your teeth.
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