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Do you floss your kids teeth every night?

A friend of mine was recently told that she should be flossing her young kids teeth (ages 3 and 5) every night. I guess they have ALOT of cavities. I don't do that. My son is 3 and we just brush after meals. Just curious if alot of moms are doing this. I did do it tonight though after hearing how many cavities her kids have.

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Asked by Kimposible at 6:47 PM on Feb. 15, 2010 in Health

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  • I don't, but DH does, that's his job =) We didn't always do this, but found after a visit to the dentist that my daughter's teeth are quite close together and need to be flossed each night. My kids are 5 and almost 3, btw. Definitely easier to do with the 5 year old.

    Answer by gramsmom at 6:51 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • I don't. The dentist said that we just need to brush them twice a day.

    Answer by purpleducky at 6:56 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • Hmmm...I wonder if it has to do with how close together your kids teeth are. In any case, I think we need to go for our first trip to the dentist. I guess I'm over due on that.

    Answer by Kimposible at 7:03 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • I don't do it, the kids do it themselves with those plastic pick/flosser deals. (The ones with the U-shaped end with floss strung across the ends. . .) It's so much easier to get them to do it that way, than to try to do the string stuff. They do it every morning when they brush their teeth.

    Answer by debra_benge at 10:19 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

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