Oral Hygiene for Teens

Pediatric dentistry is a specialty field of oral health care that benefits patients from birth to the doorstep of adulthood. The teen years are a time for growth, exploration, and discovering one’s identity. The preventive dental care and firm encouragement offered during teen years is paramount! As your child enters these unpredictable years, we at Brent J. Porter D.D.S., your Santa Cruz Pediatric Dentist, offer a consistent message of the importance of oral hygiene.

With the goal of a healthy oral care routine, we have dedicated a special wing to caring for our teens and young adults. This allows them to separate from the up and coming youth, and just ‘chill’ in an environment with décor geared to the Santa Cruz lifestyle. This allows us to have a one on one discussion about some of the challenges they may be facing in trying to keep up their personal dental hygiene. And as they go off to college, we focus on discussions about healthy diet and importance of dental care away from home.

As a specialist, we also provide supervision of orofacial growth and development through the teen years. We offer a variety of orthodontic treatments to help teens accomplish the most functional bites and aesthetically pleasing results, including Invisalign. Happy smiles make happy teenagers!

Whether participating in a sport, joining a club, spending time with friends, or going on a date, you don’t want your teen to have to worry about the health and appearance of their teeth. We encourage your teen to visit our office for regularly dental check-up and any needed treatment. For more information please see the following topics that address some dental questions your teens might encounter.

  • Regular Check-Ups
  • Diet and Your Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Gingivitis
  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Tongue Piercing

Please contact our friendly team today if you have questions or would like to schedule a visit with Brent J. Porter D.D.S., Santa Cruz Pediatric Dentist at (831) 459-9802, we look forward in hearing from you!