Do I need to floss my child’s teeth? - ABC Dentistry
(07) 5476 5400 Request Appointment Online Visit our Facebook Visit our Instagram

Comprehensive specialist management suited to the needs of your child

Home » FAQ » Do I need to floss my child’s teeth?

Do I need to floss my child’s teeth?

If your child has contacts between the teeth, typically the molar teeth then the answer is yes. The reason for this is that plaque forms on these smooth surfaces and they are protected from the toothbrush. The enamel in these areas is often very thin and is easily broken down by the plaque acids causing tooth decay.

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.

Ready to get in touch?

To chat with us on the phone
Call: (07) 5476 5400

To connect with us on Social Media

Or alternatively, contact us online

Ready to get in touch? It's as easy as your ABC's...

We'd love to hear from you. For any enquiries or to request a booking please call us on (07) 5476 5400 or alternatively: