Here’s what we know about this generation. They are go-getters. They are poised and ready to make essential changes to society. Are they smiling enough? That all depends on the subject matter, as most in-touch Centennials are serious about their work and passions. The trade-off though is that they get to experience the fruits of their labor. That’s worth smiling about! But when it comes to doting on their teeth, Generation Z might have to rethink some worthwhile habits that could plague them down the road in life, if left unattended to.
The Vital Role Healthy Teeth Play
The youth might be at a crossroads. Today’s generation is voicing their opinions and speaking amongst the masses. They need to have the smile and healthy teeth to back it up. A few tips for the Centennials, whether you are raising one, or whether you are one include:
- Nutrition – It is time to take stock of what foods and beverages you consume. Late night snacking and meals on-the-go will eventually catch up with you, if not chocked full of nutrient-dense foods. Now that a Generation Z person is on their own and out in the world, doing formidable research on how crucial proper nutrition is to overall health needs to be a priority. After all, this population needs a stable mind and heart to carry forth their goals.
- Teeth maintenance – When a youthful person is busy and caught up in going every which way to satisfy both teachers and parents and possible work employers, the caring for oral health might go by the wayside. This will ultimately impact the smile and the health of gums and teeth. Brushing and flossing twice daily are rules of thumb for not only the Centennials but other generations as well.
- Regular Dental Checkups – Emerging into adulthood requires the Z Generation to find a dentist they feel comfortable with and plan for visits biannually. The dental hygienist has the first contact in teeth cleaning, followed by the dentist who makes the decisions on treatment and procedures if needed. Securing a healthy relationship with your hygienist, your dentist, and whoever is covering the costs, will ensure a strong and long-lasting relationship for years to come.
- Confidence – Having good self-esteem plays a major role in thoughtful teeth maintenance. When you look in the mirror or take that hundredth selfie, you’ll want to feel good about your appearance. Your smile makes the initial impression to all your friends and potential relationships. Walking tall, flashing that beautiful grin, and establishing a solid connection to each starts with your confidence.
Your Chosen Dentist
Dr. Albers understands the relationship between a healthy perfect smile and what it takes to get there. He and his team work closely with you to develop habits that will stick. Whether your next step involves furthering care under his watchful eye, his family and cosmetic dentistry practice will work with all financial situations. As a Centennial, you want to feel comfortable and at ease, and Dr. Albers is the only choice in the Santa Rosa area. Why delay what you already know in your gut? Catch the wave and give his office a call!