Teenagers are a big bag of grumpy hormones. The hormones also affect their saliva and their mouth composition. Furthermore, since teenagers are also growing quickly, they eat a lot. However, they end up consuming food like burgers, chips, soda pop, and other highly processed carbohydrates — which is why we see a lot of teenagers with a thick film of plaque on their teeth. This puts them at greater risk to develop cavities on their permanent teeth, which can be a great financial burden to you as parents while they’re still dependent and also when they’re older. Make sure they visit a dentist every six months to get a professional cleaning and a dental exam to check for cavities.