Elementary School (6-11)

Elementary school is an exciting time for your child. They begin to join sports teams, make lasting friendships, and explore their interests with clubs. Even though it’s a busy time, you need to make sure they your child(ren) are keeping up with healthy oral habits such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Check out these tips for healthy, happy teeth!

Should I still Be Supervising My Children’s Brushing and Flossing?

Children at the older end of this age range, 10-11-year old’s, are fully equipped to handle their dental hygiene, but those aged 6-9 should still help their children with brushing and flossing. Kids may love to brush their teeth, or they may hate it, but either way, parents need to make sure that proper brushing is happening. Remember, brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day.

Sealants; What are they, and why should my child have them?

A child will have all their permanent teeth erupt (break through the gum tissue) during this time frame. When those teeth erupt, protecting them is very beneficial for the longevity of healthy teeth. Your pediatric dentist might suggest dental sealants. A sealant is a clear or tooth-colored thin resin coating that creates a barrier between the tooth and harmful acids/plaque generated by bacteria. Applying a sealant is a simple procedure that takes under an hour to perform and is completely painless. If you have questions about dental sealants, feel free to contact our team.

Contact the team at Michael J. Leach, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentist

Our pediatric dental office is proud to serve Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Cumming, and surrounding counties. We are conveniently located at 4895 Windward Pwky. Suite 201, Alpharetta, GA 30004. You can speak with our New Patient Coordinator by calling Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry Phone Number (770) 521-8855.