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Top Dental Health Threats for Teenagers Carrollton, GA
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To the teens of Carrollton, and the parents who nag them about brushing their teeth – this one’s for you! Teenage years are all about changes, and yes, that includes your dental health too. Dr. Tejal Kakade sees a lot of young folks coming through the doors with specific dental issues. Let’s break down the top threats to your pearly whites during these transformative years.

1. The Sugary Snack Attack

Soda, energy drinks, candy bars – the holy trinity of teenage snacking, right? But here’s the deal: all that sugar is like a party invitation for cavities. These treats can lead to tooth decay, which is basically the nemesis of a healthy smile. Try to cut down on the sweets and maybe swap that soda for water sometimes. Your teeth (and Dr. Kakade) will thank you!

2. Braces and Oral Hygiene: A Tricky Combo

Braces are pretty common in the teen years, but they can complicate your brushing and flossing routine. Food particles love to hang out in those nooks and crannies, leading to plaque buildup. So, if you’re rocking the metal (or even plastic) in your mouth, make sure you’re extra diligent with your oral hygiene. It’s a bit of a hassle, but hey, it’s all for that future show-stopping smile.

3. Sports-Related Dental Injuries

Getting active is great, but sports can be a minefield for your teeth. A stray ball, a fall, or a collision can lead to chipped or even knocked-out teeth. Always wear a mouthguard when you’re playing sports. It’s a simple move that can save you a lot of dental drama.

4. Tongue Piercings: Cool but Risky

Tongue piercings might look cool, but they’re not exactly a dentist’s best friend. They can chip teeth, damage gums, and even lead to infections. If you’re set on getting one, just be aware of these risks. And if you already have one, keep it clean and check regularly for any signs of trouble.

5. Wisdom Teeth Woes

Ah, wisdom teeth – the late bloomers of your mouth. They usually show up in the late teens and can bring a whole lot of issues, like crowding, pain, and infection. Dr. Kakade keeps a close eye on these, so make sure you’re keeping up with your dental check-ups.

6. Tobacco and Vaping: Just Don’t Start

We know, we know – you’ve heard it a million times. But seriously, tobacco and vaping are bad news for your mouth. They can cause gum disease, tooth loss, and even oral cancer down the line. Plus, they make your breath smell pretty gross. Just steer clear.

Keep Your Smile Strong Through the Teen Years

Being a teenager is tough enough without having to worry about dental disasters. Keep these tips in mind, stick to a solid oral hygiene routine, and don’t forget to visit Dr. Tejal Kakade in Carrollton for regular check-ups. Your smile is one of your best assets – take care of it now, and it’ll keep shining bright long after your teen years are a throwback.

Posted on behalf of Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

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I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

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Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.


My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

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Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm