How to Properly Floss Your Child’s Teeth

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Flossing can be a difficult task in the first place, which is why our team understands if you have a hard time properly flossing your child’s smile. However, your child still needs to have flossed teeth each day. So, to help you properly clean your child’s mouth, we have provided the following flossing instructions:

-Step 1: Remove about 18 inches of floss from the container and wrap most of it around one of your fingers. Then, hold a short length of the floss between the thumb and index finger. Use the thumb and index finger to gently push the floss between each tooth. Be gentle as you push the floss through the crevice. Being too rough could harm the gums.

-Step 2: When you are between two teeth, curve the floss into a “C” shape and slide it up and down gently along the side of each tooth. Make sure you floss under the gumline as well.

-Step 3: Please use a new section of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.

Using these instructions will help your child grow into the strong and successful oral health they deserve. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene for children in Allen, Texas, please call 972-535-8169 today. Your dentist, Dr. Jessie Hunter, and our team will be thrilled to help you!