Should I floss my child’s teeth?

Why is flossing important?

Flossing is important because, like brushing your teeth, it has many benefits for your child’s dental hygiene and oral health. Actually, you can think of dental floss as a toothbrush’s sidekick.

Floss is used to reach areas between teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing removes excess food particles and plaque from your child’s teeth and helps to prevent redness and soreness of the gums.

At What Age Should My Child Start Flossing Their Teeth?

Teaching your child about dental care from a young age can have a significant impact on their oral hygiene as they grow older. Once a child’s teeth start to fit closely together, parents should help children floss daily. Until your child can wrap the floss around their fingers, try flossing sticks. We recommend that you supervise your child’s brushing and flossing routine until they are old enough to do it on their own.