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Oral health from 6 to 12 years

Oral health for children of 6 to 12 years of ageThe replacement of baby teeth by permanent teeth begins at about 6 years of age, with the eruption of the mandibular central incisors, and ends at the age of 13-14 with the eruption of the second permanent molar.

At this stage thorough brushing is advisable, especially because of the eruption of the first permanent molar at the age to 6. Brushing should have adult supervision.

Visits to the dentist should be more frequent, every 3 or 6 months depending on the individual risk of tooth decay.

In this period is also of paramount importance to evaluate the growth of the jaws. If any changes occur, the child is referred for orthodontic appointment to evaluate the need of an orthodontic brace.

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