Home for the Holidays: Young Adult Edition

It’s that time of year: school holidays have rolled around, families gather, and teens and young adults come back to visit for a few days or weeks. Along with catching up on sports, grades and social activities, these holiday visits offer a chance to make sure family members are staying current with their preventive dental care in Livonia, MI. Your family dentist can address dental needs from children to young adults, to grandparents and beyond.

Get a Checkup on the Calendar Now

Call ahead and make your child’s checkup before things get too hectic.  One of the great things about a trusted family dentist, is that family members can transition from children’s services like fluoride treatments and sealants, through the teen years, and into adulthood and older adulthood.

Let Us Use Our Technology

With our dental technology, we can sometimes see early signs of trouble, before it become severe. X-rays can show us if there a wisdom tooth developing, that may push teeth out of alignment. Our intraoral camera allows us to look behind teeth, and into spaces the human eye alone can’t see. We can also easily exchange dental records, should the need arise.

Let Us Remind About Unhealthy Dental Habits

If you are seeing some less-than-healthy habits, let our trusted staff members share their knowledge and experience. We know the dental downside of smoking, tobacco and nicotine products. Sodas, sports drinks and sweets are also hard on tooth enamel, and we can let your teen know that. Sports without a mouthguard? Lax brushing habits? We don’t mind laying out the facts, so you don’t have to feel like a nag.

Has Something New Developed?

Motivated young adults at school or a first job may develop stress-related habits like nail biting, or chewing on ice, that can cause teeth to develop small cracks. These cracks can be an entryway for bacteria, which then can form a pocket of decay. A new pattern of headaches, neck aches or shoulder pain, particularly if these occur in the morning, may indicate nighttime teeth grinding, or issues with the TMJ joints. We can offer dental solutions to many of these issues.

We Appreciate Our Young Adult Patients

As your child grows, dental needs can change. Whatever the age, we offer preventive care, restorative solutions, and cosmetic options. For more information, or to schedule a consultation for your child, call the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400.