Health Tip: Floss Your Child's Teeth03/19/14
(HealthDay News) -- To keep teeth and gums clean and healthy,
flossing is a must. Parents should make sure children's teeth are
more than properly brushed, but also flossed.
The American Dental Association offers these suggestions:
- Make sure you have enough time to floss your child's teeth
- Start flossing as soon as two emerging teeth touch.
- Floss your child's teeth until about age 10 or 11, when the
child has the manual dexterity required to floss properly.
- Ask your dentist for guidance if flossing becomes difficult or
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