Young Adults, Ages 20-35

Many people neglect visiting their dentist during this stage, but it is important to see your dentist frequently to make sure no serious (or expensive) problems pop up.

  • Stress can cause TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome, which causes pain in the jaw and tooth grinding. Ask us about a night guard to ward against sleep-grinding if you’re having symptoms.
  • Watch your diet and stay away from things like soda and junk food that can cause cavities
  • Avoid unhealthy habits: smoking can lead to an increased risk of oral cancer, gum disease and yellow teeth (ick!)
  • For women who plan on getting pregnant or are already pregnant, see your dentist regularly. Studies show a pregnant woman’s oral health is linked to her baby’s overall health.