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Dental Cavities and Flossing

Tuesday, Sep. 19th 2017 6:58 AM

Question:  My daughter has already has two cavities.  I am not sure why, I have her brush her teeth after breakfast and dinner.  Although they are just her baby teeth I do not want her to continue to get cavities. Not sure what I should do about this.  The dentist says to get her to floss more.  The truth is right now she does not floss.   Getting her to brush is hard enough. Anyone advise or how to get her to floss?

Reply: Flossing can actually be a fun and easy extension of your kids’ oral care routine. You may want to put of a flossing chart in your child bathroom this can be a great reminder for your child to floss at least once a day. Each day your daughter flosses you can put a sticker on the chart.

Another option to make flossing fun and productive is to use kid-friendly floss sticks which are available in a wide variety of colors and characters. They come in packs of about 50 to 100 sticks, so children have plenty to practice with. Since the sticks are on the small side, kids might need two per flossing session one each for the upper and lower teeth.

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