That's totally normal -- most of us don't like something about our looks. So don't worry if you don't look exactly like the models you see in fashion magazines.
Their flaws get erased by professional stylists and airbrushing.
Your gums may become more sensitive or feel swollen and tender.
It's especially important to brush, floss, and see your dentist on a regular basis.
But while you're waiting, you may want to carry a bag with a few pads or tampons and a change of clothing, just in case. You can experiment with different sizes and styles. SW Productions / Photodisc REFERENCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's Hospital Boston, Center for Young Women's Health.
The extra hormones in your body during puberty may cause problems in your mouth.
You may also see changes in nipple size and color as your breasts start to grow. It's normal to get pimples -- about 85% to 90% of all kids do.
Simple acne may be the first noticeable sign of puberty.
Puberty usually starts when you're between 9 and 13 years old. Thanks to hormones like estrogen, you'll notice changes like your breasts starting to grow and new curves forming on your body.
You might notice that you start to get taller, and eventually you'll get your period.
It's normal to see white or yellow stains in your underpants. But if you ever notice itching, an odor, or discomfort around your vagina, talk to your mom or other caregiver. Girls are supposed to have more fat on their bodies than boys. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances.