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when did your child(ren) start flossing?

my daughter brushes her teeth twice a day and she doesn't have all her baby teeth yet but i am sure if its too early to start flossing her teeth. even if its just a few. she looks at me doing it and she is curious but then again she is still a baby so i was just wondering.

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Asked by lambdarose at 7:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • btw she is 21months.

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 7:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • My DD is three and we have started to let her floss using the kid flossers. The dentist said not to worry yet about flossing because brushing is what is most important at this time but if they will let you floss then go with it :)

    Answer by greensavvymama at 7:39 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • i figure around 3 or 4. but i will take it by ear. she loves to brush her teeth.

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 7:48 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • The dentist had us start at three

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:01 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I floss my girls teeth, I figure even if it doesn't matter they will get used to it. My youngest doesn't have all her baby teeth yet.

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:09 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • my youngest "started" at 2 y.o.He saw me doing it and wanted to do it too....... But I started doing it (for real) with/for him at 3 y.o.

    Answer by justgrape723 at 9:34 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I guess around 2ish maybe.

    Answer by sstepph at 8:42 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • The minute you notice their teeth "touching" in any areas. The dentist explained this to me at my kids' last dental visit in October. My daughter will be 4 in February and I started the day of her dental visit because her molars were touching. My son, 2 1/2 at the time, ALSO had molars touching. So I started flossing his as well. It all depends on when the teeth start to touch other teeth.

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 11:25 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • idk b/c my daughter's teeth don't touch yet

    Answer by momoflilangel at 1:41 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • They can start really young, you can buy the little kid flossers.

    Answer by KTMOM at 6:03 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

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