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If the appearance of your teen smile means a lot to you, then our Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics team has some tips that will help you achieve your smile goals! Those tips are:

Align your teeth with orthodontics
Did you know that crooked teeth can alter your oral health? Well, it’s true! Misaligned chompers tend to create areas in your smile that harbor plaque and bacteria. This is extremely dangerous because those areas are very difficult to clean, and if those substances do not get removed on a daily basis, they can easily create tooth decay and gum disease, which is why it’s best to align your smile.

Remove your wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are the third molars that tend to grow into place around the ages of 17 and 21. Even though this is a natural occurrence, the teeth tend to cause major issues for your smile. Oftentimes, the teeth become impacted or they create extreme crowding in the jaw, which can affect the other teeth in the smile. Wisdom teeth are also associated with pain, infections, tumors, and cysts. So, the best thing you can do is talk to your dentist and see if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.

Avoid tobacco products
Tobacco products are extremely harmful for both your smile and your entire health. It’s best to avoid tobacco use at all costs, especially because it can cause stained teeth, a dulled sense of taste and smell, and gum disease as well as oral cancer. If you’re not careful, tobacco can cause tooth loss and death.

Your dentist in Astoria, New York, and our entire team care about you and your oral health, which is why we ask you to align your teeth, remove your wisdom teeth, and avoid tobacco products. If you do these things, your smile will transform into the beautiful, stunning, and healthy smile you’re looking for. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 718-278-2441 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter. We look forward to helping you!