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Safest Way To Floss Your Child’s Teeth

Because of how the teeth are shaped, it can be difficult to adequately clean every nook and crevice of your child’s teeth when brushing. That is why, following brushing, you should floss your child’s teeth. This allows you to remove any bacteria that may have accumulated in places you cannot reach when bruising. Most parents dread flossing their children’s teeth because they do not know how to floss correctly. This article will teach you all you need to know about correctly flossing your child’s teeth.

The Benefits of Teeth Flossing for Your Child

Flossing your child’s teeth is essential for their dental health since it cleans areas of the teeth that a toothbrush cannot reach, such as between the teeth. 

Bacteria can grow and plague the teeth when food gets lodged between the teeth and is not entirely removed. Thus, flossing your child’s teeth will protect the child’s teeth against cavities, poor breath, and gum disease.

Type Of Floss For Children

Regular Floss: 

Also known as traditional floss, regular floss is typically sold as a long string looped around a spool that can be cut to the desired length. To effectively clean between your teeth, it must first be wrapped around your middle fingers on both hands and then pinched between your thumbs and index fingers.

Floss Pick: 

This is a popular and easier-to-use alternative to traditional floss. The floss pick is ideal for reaching deep into the back of the mouth. Floss picks are individual flossers composed of plastic and a little strand of floss that resemble toothpicks.

Dental Floss: 

This is an excellent option if you have more significant gaps between your teeth. It is thicker than other varieties of dental floss but is flatter and more like cello tape in shape. Dental tape is available in waxed and unwaxed varieties and is ideal for children who are just beginning to lose teeth.

Super Floss: 

Made of spongy floss, ordinary floss, and a tight end threader, this floss is ideal for kids wearing braces.

Electrical Water Flosser: 

Electric flossers use a force of water to flush bacteria and plaque between the teeth and under the gums. This, like super floss, is suitable for children who wear braces. Keep in mind that electric flosses are more expensive than other kinds of floss.


Whatever floss you choose for your children, the most important thing to remember is to use it correctly. If you are unsure about which floss is best for you or your child, call Bubble Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics at (617) 655-9410 or schedule an appointment with a dentist online who may be able to help you learn more about this issue and enhance your child’s oral health.

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