Top Dental Care Treatments for Teens By on September 05, 2013

Top Dental Care Treatments for TeensDental care needs change from person to person based on their unique needs and their age. When you meet with a skilled cosmetic dentist who has experience meeting the health care needs of patients of all ages, you'll have nothing to worry about. He or she will be able to assess and address any dental health issue with the unique age-group needs in mind.

Right now, we'd like to focus on an interesting age group for patients: teens/young adults.

The Dental Care Needs of Teens

As a teenager matures into adulthood, this gives dental health professionals a great opportunity to promote wellness and fix any major issues that may affect wellness in adulthood. Many concerns in teenage dental care share similar issues as adult dental care, but major therapies are easier to perform in this age group since they are relatively young.

Basic Dental Care Treatment

The basics are always necessary no matter if you're a toddler or a senior. Just like other patients, teens need to have regular cleanings and regular checkups to ensure that their dental care needs are effectively addressed. Tooth decay, gum disease, and other basic issues can all be addressed easily.


A dentist will often partner with orthodontists in order to ensure that teenage patients get the straight, beautiful teeth that they need to have great smiles and experience total wellness. It's best to perform orthodontic treatments on children and teens since treatment is easier at these ages than it is when they are older.

Restorative Dentistry

Accidents and serious dental problems can befall people at all ages, which is why restorative dentistry remains essential as a teenage dental care need. Whether it's addressing major tooth decay or tooth damage or performing a full mouth reconstruction due to years of neglect, our team will be here.

Cosmetic Dental Care

Though it may not seem common, many teens do undergo cosmetic dental care procedures. These types of aesthetic treatments can help fix chips and cracks or even brighten teeth that have become discolored. Generally we try to blend sound aesthetics into all of our treatments to ensure that patients look great and feel great at the same time.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

As teenagers grow older, their wisdom teeth begin grow in. Sometimes this occurs after the teenage years, like in the early twenties. These extra sets of rear molars often grow in crooked, impacting other teeth and causing major discomfort.

In order to prevent serious tooth pain and other health issues, it's necessary to remove these wisdom teeth through a common oral surgery. Once the wisdom teeth are removed, patients will experience no more tooth pain and they will be able to go about their business as usual.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care Treatment

If you would like to learn more about dental care treatments for teens as well as your many other options for achieving advanced dental health and wellness, be sure to contact our Reston, VA cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health results.

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