Brushing is straightforward, and if your child has adequate motor ability to tie their own shoes, you can let them clean their own teeth (usually by the age of 6).
Flossing, on the other hand, needs greater precision and skill, thus parents frequently have to perform it for their children until they reach the age of ten.
What Is the Importance of Flossing?
Pediatric dental care is particularly important since establishing excellent habits at a young age is the most effective approach to ensure that they endure a lifetime. Flossing cleans parts of the teeth that a toothbrush cannot reach.
Flossing your child’s teeth guarantees that every surface (even below the gums) is clean and free of bacteria, which is important because children’s diets are typically high in sugar and they may not wash their teeth with perfect technique every time.
Flossing Techniques That Work
Cut a piece of floss about 18 to 20 inches in length.
Wrap each middle finger numerous times with either side of the piece of floss.
Then, using your index fingers and thumbs, carefully slide the floss between your child’s teeth in an up and down motion.
Make sure to floss below the gum line and bend the floss into a “C” on each tooth’s side.
Do you have any questions? Please give us a call!
We approach every pediatric session with enthusiasm because we understand how critical it is to get your child interested about dental health and their daily oral hygiene regimen.
We’ll explain the necessity of flossing in terms they’ll understand and enjoy, making it easier for you to take care of their teeth.