Teens, Ages 13-19

Although your child is pretty much self-sufficient at this point, parents still play a part.

  • If your teen chews a lot of gum, make sure it’s the sugar-free variety, otherwise your teen is bathing their teeth in sugar water every time they chew it.
  • Insist your teen wear a mouth guard during athletics and rinses it after each us.
  • Not keeping soda or sugary drinks in the house is a great way to keep your teen from drinking too much sugar–especially at this stage when enamel is still immature and porous.