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How often do your kids floss?

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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Hi ladies,

At what age did your kids start flossing? Is it a challenge to get them to floss on a regular basis?

boy n girl 

by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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VisionSeeker
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM

 Probably not as often as they should.  The twins are four and it's hard to get them to sit still when I try to floss theirs.  DS is almost 12 and I've just got to get him to brush properly..we'll tackle flossing next :)

nngmommy83
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM

DD is 11 and is pretty good about taking care of her teeth most of the time. She flosses once a day

DS is 3 and hates flossing! I try once a day but it doesn't work most of the time =(

gacgbaker
by Bronze Member on Jun. 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM
They don't like to floss, but we sit down and do it together and that seems to help.
Audreesmommy757
by Diana lynn on Jun. 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM

i cant get audree to floss

Reina13
by Member on Jun. 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

My oldest does everytime he brushes. 

My youngest is still learning, so not as often as I would like.

PoehlerBear1983
by Meghan on Jun. 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Not nearly as often as they should
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amonkeymom
by Amy on Jun. 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Such a challenge!  They (like me) hate to floss.

Mommy4000
by Member on Jun. 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Twice a day, morning and before bed. I started flossing their teeth as soon as they had their first. They are 8 and almost 12 now so they do it on their own. Sometimes they complain, but most of the time I don't even have to remind them.

batjmom
by Sarah on Jun. 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM
I did it for them to start the habit around 4.
My 11 yr old is really good about it I have to remind my 9 yr old.
Those crest just for me floss picks they both like
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sarah824
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

As often as they think they can get away with it. LOL

DH flosses a LOT so the kids follow his lead. They have both been doing it for a year or two, I hate flossing so I let them at it as often as they want as long as they aren't wasting the floss. 

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