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Flossing is a very important part of healthy oral hygiene for children and adults alike. However, a recent study found that only 4 out of 10 Americans floss every day. Many people feel that brushing on its own is enough to keep their teeth clean. But brushing cannot reach the spaces between the teeth, leaving your child’s teeth vulnerable to plaque buildup and tooth decay.
There are different types of floss for the needs of each person. Below are a few tips on how to teach your child to floss:
No matter which type of floss you choose, the most important thing is that your family is flossing every day. We suggest helping your children floss until they’re able to do it properly on their own.
For tips on how to help teach your children to floss correctly or to make an appointment for your children to receive a routine dental checkup and a cleaning, please contact Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry here in Parker, Colorado.