Common Questions About the Smiles of Teenagers

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As a teen, life can be difficult. Not only can peer pressure make bad decisions more likely, but the desire to be popular can force many individuals to do things that could have many dangerous effects on their health, including damaging their teeth for the rest of their life. Listed below are some common questions about the smiles of teenagers:

Which of the following is an oral health risk for teenagers?
a.) Oral accidents caused by contact sports or high-risk activities that can target your smile
b.) Malocclusions resulting from wisdom teeth improperly growing in
c.) Tooth loss due to blunt trauma or decay
d.) All of the above

True or False: The last set of your adult teeth, your wisdom teeth, grow in as a teen.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Mouth jewelry can damage your teeth and gums.
a.) True
b.) False

Which bad habit can wreck a teen’s smile?
a.) Smoking
b.) Chewing tobacco
c.) Recreational and illegal drug use
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: d, a, a, d

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