Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
As they grow, teens go through awkward years that can be difficult for them to navigate alone. Help your teen with the following three common issues, and they may thank you when they're older.
Helping With Their Physical Appearance
Appearances are very important to most teenagers. Unfortunately, these are the years where they might need braces or have acne. These two things, separately or together can influence your teen's sense of self-esteem.
If your teen needs braces, consider investing in Invisalign braces. These are braces that have a minimal visual impact on the appearance of your teen. From a distance, others may not even notice that the braces are in place at all. Talk to your doctor for more about this topic.
To combat acne, help to ensure that your teen eats a healthy diet of fresh vegetables and fruit instead of sugary snacks and other junk food. Provide access to a dermatologist, if necessary, so breakouts and scarring are kept to a minimum.
Helping With Fitting In
One of the ways that teens judge each other is by their clothing. Some of the most popular teen brands can be expensive, however. To help your teen have access to the brands they love the most, encourage him or her to get a job at the store that sells their favorite clothing. They will likely get an employee discount, plus they'll have extra cash to buy clothing that will help them feel they fit in with their peers.
Helping With Socializing
Teens can feel awkward when socializing with their peers, but you can help. Lead by example by inviting your friends and their teens over for movie night, game night and backyard cookouts. It's much easier for teens to talk when they are not surrounded by peers who may judge them harshly or ridicule them if they don't get conversation just right.
Helping With Growing
Many teens feel awkward about the whole growing up phase. You can make it easier for them as their parents by not drawing undue attention to them when they behave in a particularly grown up way. Don't make a big deal of it when they finally decide to take some of the advice you've been doling out for years. You'll have plenty of years to praise them, after they don't feel self-conscious about their new role as young adults.
Be the best parent to your teen by supporting them in the areas where they most need it.Share
19 April 2016