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Having an attractive smile as a teenager is very important for many, especially because it can help boost the self-esteem. If you’re a teen wanting the best smile possible, then there are things you can do to increase your chances of achieving your smile goals. Those things are:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is one of the best ways to maintain a top-notch smile and oral health. So, make sure you brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile right before bed and rinse your mouth daily. It’s also strongly recommended to visit Dr. Wallace Lunden every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.

Think about your wisdom teeth: If you have yet to get your wisdom teeth removed, it’s time to consider doing so. Oftentimes, wisdom teeth cause more harm than good, which is why they need to be extracted more often than not. So, please talk to your dentist about the status of your wisdom teeth when you get the chance.

Consider orthodontic treatment: Having a misaligned smile can be hard on your self-esteem as well as your oral health. This is why it’s important to consider orthodontic treatment. If you align your teeth, you can have the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve.

Avoid tobacco products: Tobacco products can harm your smile and overall health more than you might realize, even though they might seem cool. They can increase your chances of having cancer and they can also severely damage and discolor your teeth. So, please avoid tobacco products at all costs.

For more information, tips, and details about how to maintain a top-notch smile as a teenager in Richfield, Minnesota, please call Cedar Point Dentistry at 612-866-7000 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wallace Lunden if you would like to consider orthodontic treatment and wisdom tooth extraction. We look forward to hearing from you!