Elementary School 6 to 11 Years
The formative years when a child is in primary school is important both to their mental, physical and dental development. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we know how vital it is to a child’s health and appearance to have strong, beautiful teeth. Our pediatric dentist and our orthodontist are both specialists that can monitor and treat your child’s teeth during those primary school years of ages six to eleven.
Along with continuing dental exams every six months, children ages 6-11 need to begin building their own personal dental hygiene habits. We encourage parents to guide their children in the correct brushing and flossing techniques, while we monitor their dental health. It is also in this age range when children will lose their baby teeth and have them replaced by permanent teeth. Children usually begin to lose their front baby teeth and gain new permanent molars around age 6. Once the child’s first permanent molars erupt, it can be beneficial to have a panoramic radiograph of the teeth and jaw to evaluate the formation of the molars and other permanent teeth. These x-rays can help identify misalignment issues that may need to be treated. Dental Sealants are also recommended for most children’s permanent molars.
Dental Care for Elementary School Children – First Orthodontic Visit at Age 7
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first comprehensive orthodontic exam by the age of seven. Our team of specialty doctors at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry are committed to providing the absolute best pediatric dental and orthodontic care for your elementary school age child. Having both specialists under one roof makes it easier to coordinate your child’s dental care to ensure they receive all the dental treatment they need for a beautiful, healthy smile as they enter their teen years.