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Teen temptations can destroy your smile. As a teen, there are multiple forms of temptation one can expect to encounter. In the quest to become popular amongst your peers, never be afraid to resist the temptations of peer pressure, as your teeth are not worth it. This includes protecting yourself during sports, avoiding bad habits, and refusing to wear mouth jewelry.

When playing sports, always wear the appropriate safety equipment. This may include mouth guards, face guards, helmets, and face masks. No matter the situation, if your teeth are at risk, use preventative means to keep your smile safe.

Avoid bad habits that may find their way into your inner circles. This includes recreational drugs, chewing tobacco, and smoking. Not only will they destroy your teeth and gums, but they will also put your health at risk. The same can be said for mouth jewelry. Many forms of lip and tongue rings can cause infectious diseases such as endocarditis and hepatitis. They can also easily chip and crack your teeth or become choking hazards.

If you think you have an oral health disorder, please call Best Dentistry so we can get you in to see Dr. Linh Nguyen and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Seattle, Washington, and we can be reached at 206-783-3000. We look forward to seeing you smile bright this season.