Do I need to floss my child’s teeth?
There are different ways to floss your child’s teeth. You can use regular floss and this method may suit people who are good at using floss themselves. Dr Kylie can help to show you how to position your child to make this easier.
Another way is to use floss holders such as flossettes or other devices available at the supermarket or pharmacy. These are positioned and taken between the teeth and both surfaces in the contact point are carefully wiped to remove the plaque.
Children with closed contacts and crowding are more at risk of developing cavities due to the number of places that the teeth are touching. Regular flossing (nightly) as part of a good dental routine can help to reduce your child’s risk of cavities on these surfaces.