As parents, it’s natural to want to keep our children’s teeth healthy and strong. One of the most important steps we can take to promote good oral hygiene is teaching our children to floss. Flossing helps remove food particles and plaque from areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush alone. But when is the right time to start flossing?
Many parents wonder when they should start flossing their child’s teeth. According to the American Dental Association, parents should start flossing their child’s teeth as soon as two teeth touch. This typically occurs around the age of two or three. It’s important to floss your child’s teeth at least once a day to help prevent cavities and promote good oral hygiene habits.
Flossing with children can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help make the process easier:
In addition to starting good oral hygiene habits early, it’s important to schedule your child’s first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. At Sutton Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we specialize in pediatric dentistry and can provide the care and attention your child needs to keep their teeth healthy and strong. Contact us today to schedule your child’s first appointment.