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When should children start flossing?

(7 Posts)
tiffini Tue 26-Jul-05 13:31:04

Was just reading another thread, that reminded me to ask this question.

My DS is 4.5 yrs, he is not too keen on me brushing his teeth, so how on earth am i supposed to teach him to floss.

Toothache Tue 26-Jul-05 13:36:04

Was just thinking this last night!! Weird!

tiffini Tue 26-Jul-05 13:37:02

think I might do a search.

Will do a link if I find anything.

tiffini Tue 26-Jul-05 13:40:22

OMG age 3, blimey this is going to be a challenge.

Toothache Tue 26-Jul-05 13:49:34


Will have a chat with him tonight about it. My ds is 4.

I need to floss more often too coz I just got another 2 fillings!

WigWamBam Tue 26-Jul-05 13:52:24

Relax ... maybe

This dentist says that flossing children's teeth is unnecessary, and doesn't need to be started before the age of 14.

tiffini Tue 26-Jul-05 14:01:04


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