Providing Teens with the Dental Care they Need

Mar 4, 2015 @ 02:49 PM — by James Stein

Teenage girl with a straight, white smileDental care plays a vital role in preserving oral health in both the young and old. While patients of any age can benefit from general dentistry services to maintain healthy teeth and gums, and restorative dentistry services to repair oral damage, patients go through phases in which certain oral health problems are more prevalent than others. Dr. James Stein understands the various stages of oral health care and offers a comprehensive range of dental treatments that can meet the unique needs of patients throughout their lifetime. The teenage years are one stage of life when the teeth are changing, the patient’s life is busy, and oral health may see a decline, unless quality professional dental care is provided. At his Boston practice, Dr. Stein focuses on dental care and teens so that teenage patients can have the healthy and attractive smiles that they desire.

General Dentistry for Teens

General dentistry services are geared toward helping patients preserve the strength of the teeth to maintain good oral health. Let’s be honest, teenagers have a lot on their minds, and oral health care is probably not one of them. With the busy lives that teens lead, it is likely that oral hygiene habits may take a back seat. In between school, sports, and social events, teens may also not have the best eating habits and are likely to snack on sticky, sugary treats that pose a threat to oral health. For all of these reasons, professional dental care and routine exams and cleanings are especially important for our teen patients. The following general dentistry services can help teen patients avoid oral health problems:

  • Twice yearly dental exams
  • Twice yearly professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments

Restorative Dentistry for Teens

While general dentistry services can help teen patients maintain good oral health, it is not unusual to see the beginning stages of tooth decay in our teen patients. Again, oral hygiene is not the top priority of most teenaged patients. Dr. Stein understands the importance of restorative dentistry services in renewing the oral health of teenage patients. He also understands that most teens are self-conscious at this stage of their life and are more likely to care about the appearance of their smile than the health of their teeth. Dr. Stein addresses both of these issues at once by offering tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings can repair mild to moderate cases of tooth decay without compromising the appearance of the teeth, making them an ideal treatment option for our teen patients.

Orthodontic Needs

Misalignment and orthodontic issues can be diagnosed and treated early. Routine dental exams and x-rays are ideal for detecting alignment problems. If Dr. Stein does detect the need for orthodontic treatment for his teen patients, he will refer them to a trusted and experienced orthodontist.

Contact Us

Dr. James Stein offers a range of dental services that truly allow him to meet the unique dental needs of the entire family. Whether you are looking for dental care for a small child, your teenage child, a grandparent, or yourself, we can provide you with the high quality dental care you and your family deserve. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss your dental needs and find out how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you!

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