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A teen’s oral health is a rollercoaster ride during the early years. Not only are the last of a teen’s permanent teeth erupting above the gum line, the wisdom teeth, but it is also a time when many social dynamics come to play that can change your desired oral health habits and decisions. Listed below are typical questions about a teen’s oral health:

True or False: Wisdom teeth that erupt improperly can cause infections.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Your teeth do not need to be cleaned or maintained until your entire adult set is in place.
a.) True
b.) False

Mouth jewelry can cause which of the following oral ailments?
a.) Chipped and cracked teeth
b.) Oral infections
c.) Both a and b
d.) None of the above

Which of the following can increase your risk for damaged teeth and gums?
a.) Contact sports
b.) Drug and tobacco use
c.) Sugary foods and drinks
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: a, b, c, d

If you think your teeth could use a little extra work and would like to have a professional exam from our team at McConnell and Woolf Family Dentistry, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, by calling us at 919-552-5113. Dr. Jessica G. McConnell, DDS & Daniel J. Woolf, DDS and the rest of our team would be glad to take care of any oral health care needs you may have.