Dental Blog

Dental Milestones You Hit Before Age 30

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

By the time you hit 30, you and your teeth will have been through a lot together.

Here are a few of the milestones to celebrate getting through with your pearly whites:

  • Braces: Between 50-70% of American kids wear braces, typically between ages 10-14. However, many adults (even well past 30) still seek ways to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is a popular choice among adults seeking a straighter smile.
  • Cavities: Some people get cavities as a kid or in their teen years, and others don’t get their first cavity until adulthood. By the time you hit 30, many people have had a least one cavity. Cavities can happen to even the best brushers, no matter how good you are at keeping up your oral hygiene routine. If you have any cavities that have not been filled, visit your dentist as soon as possible! If the tooth decay continues you may need a root canal procedure.
  • Wisdom teeth removal: Wisdom teeth are the molars in the very back of your mouth that typically come in between ages 17-25. Approximately 85% of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed because they are impacted or are having a negative impact on the surrounding teeth, the jaw or bite alignment.

If you or your kids are encountering any of these milestones, be sure to book an appointment with your dentist!