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Teach a child how to floss

I was just wondering how and WHEN you could teach a child to floss. What age would be apropriate? Not just for the kid to understand what it is about, also the for the teeth to be hard enaugh to stand the floss. (Don't want to ruin them.)


Asked by BeachMom81 at 1:08 PM on Feb. 27, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • My 4 year old flosses but only when she feels something in her teeth. We use floss sticks:


    Her dentist said that they need to know about flossing at around age 3 but should floss regularly when their adult teeth start coming in.


    Answer by jspy72 at 1:58 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • My kids have been flossing since they were about 3yrs old, every night after brushing. They use the floss sticks like the above mom said.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:52 PM on Feb. 27, 2009