As young adults, many factors influence the health of your teeth. Some of these factors are hereditary; some are due to the environment; and some are caused by lifestyle choices.
In addition to these risk factors, your health care provider may ask about certain habits that can affect your oral health.
Smokers have more cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss than nonsmokers.
Alcohol consumption has been associated with an increased risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
Lack of brushing and flossing contributes to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Oral care tips for young adults
To reduce the risk of developing oral cancer, use dental floss at least twice a week, brush your teeth twice a day, and see your dentist for regular checkups.
If you smoke, quit now.