Adolescents from age 12 (they don’t like to be called that) through teenagers of age 18 are experiencing the final stages of oral development. By now, they are displaying an adult smile. Youth this age also pay much more attention to their personal appearance, and this includes their teeth. It is not uncommon to see an elementary-aged child that skipped home oral care at times to now become much more frequent with brushing and flossing. Our pediatric dentist at DNTL Hub, Dr. Devan Dalla, loves working with kids of all ages to help them grow and maintain a healthy smile. We have all the advanced dental care options your teenager will need at our state-of-the-art dental clinic in Galt, CA.
Youth at these ages have all their permanent teeth, and may also see their wisdom teeth arrive by age 18, although some can reach their twenties before this happens. Dr. Dalla always keeps a close eye on how these last molars are developing in your teen, to ensure they grow in correctly and do not present problems. Sometimes the wisdom teeth grow in sideways or become impacted. When they pose a threat to your teen’s oral health, Dr. Dalla can remove them.
Dental Care for Kids in Middle School and High School
Teens and pre-teens have specific dental issues that may need attention. Sports and other pursuits can cause injuries and damage to permanent teeth. DNTL Hub is open for extended hours and offers same day emergency dentistry when repairs are needed right away. We also offer custom dental mouthguards to protect your teen’s teeth during sports, play or to prevent bruxism, or teeth grinding.
Dr. Dalla and the team at DNTL Hub love watching your kids grow into their adult smiles. We provide the most advanced dental care for your entire family here at a single location. We can also help you get the most out of your dental insurance coverage so no benefits are left unused and wasted.
Orthodontic Care for Teen Smiles
Teens and adolescents between the ages of 12-18 may develop misalignment concerns that affect their teeth and bite. Crooked teeth are more than a cosmetic concern – they make it harder to keep teeth clean. DNTL Hub offers orthodontic options for straightening teeth and correcting oral development issues, including Invisalign® clear aligners.
Contact our office in Galt, CA, today to schedule your teen’s next professional dental exam and cleaning. Let the team at DNTL Hub help your youth care for their adult smile.