When should we start flossing?

Flossing is important to begin once the teeth begin to touch each other and can trap and harbour food and bacteria. The most important areas to floss for children is between their back molars. Try using floss sticks, they are much easier to use.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, states that “Kids should clean between their teeth once a day, every day, with floss or flossers to remove plaque and food where a toothbrush can’t reach. Children’s’ teeth can be flossed as soon as two of their teeth touch each other.”

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