Should I get cosmetic dentistry before college?

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From getting to know a new roommate to picking out dorm-room bedding, summertime chores facing high school graduates in Ardmore, Newtown Square, Havertown and Bryn Mawr headed to college this fall can seem overwhelming. But busy college students often postpone regular dental hygiene, so tackling a cosmetic dentistry issue before back-to-school time could be key to a positive, fruitful freshman year or undergraduate experience.

Going away to college provides more than social and intellectual growth for young people. College also is a time when students learn about proper self-care without regular parental reminders, particularly those people who have never before lived away from mom and dad.

No matter what stage of life, here are the basic preventative measures for maintaining a lifelong healthy smile:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss your teeth once a day
  • Get regular dental check-ups
  • Eat a balanced, low-sugar diet

As teenagers become college-aged young adults, however, additional dental care issue may surface like the need for orthodontics, halitosis (bad breath) solutions, or symptoms related to periodontal disease. New surroundings, unfamiliar healthcare providers and insurance stipulations also can hinder proper dental hygiene during the college years.

With a family dentistry practice that spans more than three decades, Dr. Bellisario is well-versed in addressing patient needs no matter their age or stage of life. If your family includes a rising college freshman or any young adults who want to take aggressive steps toward a lifetime of healthy teeth, Please call   contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario, DDS today.