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What age are you supposed to start flossing your child’s teeth?

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Asked by Charmom2 at 5:57 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • When they have them all is what my dentist told me today. So I guess around age 2. I am supposed to be flossing my 4 yr olds every night although I admit I don't always do it.

    Answer by Syphon at 5:59 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • As soon as there aren't gaps between their teeth anymore. Once they grow together then it is time to start flossing.

    Answer by jenellemarie at 6:00 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • when my 4 year old and 2 year old went, they said i should have already been flossing.... i'm thinking that once food is likely to get stuck between the gaps, then it's time.

    Answer by gracefulsky at 6:00 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

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