To floss or not to floss?

To floss or not to floss?

Children need to clean between their teeth too by flossing! The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends cleaning between your teeth daily with an interdental cleaner (like floss) in addition to brushing twice daily. Start as soon as your child has two teeth that touch. Because cleaning between teeth demands more manual dexterity than very young children have, children are not usually able to do a thorough job on their own until sometimes age 10 or 11! That means as parents the job is yours until then.  A great resource for your child and healthy teeth can be found at www.MouthHealthyKids.org provided through the ADA.

If you and your child would like to watch a video on how to floss correctly, please click here.

 

 

 

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