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Ages and Stages: 6-11 Years Old

6-11

This stage of your child’s life is roughly where the tooth fairy comes in. Baby teeth are prone to be lost in front and back.

When the teeth begin to touch one another, it is recommended to start flossing habits. The back teeth, gumline, and the molar grooves are where children neglect most often and in these molar grooves are where the overwhelming majority of cavities develop in the permanent teeth.

You can always opt for a dental sealant to help combat this issue along with helping to strengthen your child’s good dental habits overall. For those parents with children who are into sports, mouthguards are highly recommended (required in some cases), especially for contact sports like football or baseball where contact with another child or getting hit in the mouth with the ball is a distinct possibility.