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Teaching Your Child How to Floss

Flossing is an important step in a good oral hygiene regimen, even for children. Dr. Hill understands that teaching children to floss can be intimidating for many parents. Getting those tiny hands used to a new way to clean their teeth can be a daunting task, and parents oftentimes aren’t sure where to start. Here are a few simple steps to help ease your child into the process of flossing regularly.

 ·  Choose a soft floss that won’t hurt your child’s gums. Floss comes in many different flavors, so try to choose one you think your child while like.

 ·  Take 18 inches of floss between each of your middle fingers, leaving roughly an inch in between. (Tip: Oral B suggests “tying the floss into small circles on     either end of the strand so that your child’s fingers can easily fit in.”)

 ·  Carefully show your child how to slide the floss between their teeth. Be sure to show your child how to move the floss around each tooth and under the gum     line.

 ·  Demonstrate the proper way to curve the floss into a C shape and slide it in the area beneath the gum.

 ·  When moving to another tooth or part of the mouth, move the floss to a clean, unused portion.

 Helping your child get comfortable flossing on their own may take some time. Remember to be patient and to demonstrate each step of the process for them. And remember, flossing is just one piece of good oral hygiene. Be sure to schedule annual visits for your child with their dentist.

Haven’t scheduled your child’s annual visit yet? Just give our office a quick call at 469-656-4516, and we’ll take care of that for you!

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