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Baby Dental: My Daughter Already has two cavities

Friday, Mar. 22nd 2024 1:43 PM

My daughter already has two cavities. I am still determining why I have her brush her teeth after breakfast and dinner. Although they are her baby teeth, I do not want her to continue getting cavities. What should I do about this? The dentist says to have her floss more. The truth is, right now, she does not floss. Getting her to brush is hard enough.

Does anyone advise on how to get her to floss?

Reply: Taking care of our teeth from a young age is essential to avoid dental problems later in life. Flossing is one of the best ways to prevent cavities, but getting children to do it regularly can be challenging. Here are a few tips that may help.

1. Make it fun: Encourage your child to floss by making it a fun activity. Play their favorite music or sing a song while they floss.

2. Use the right tools: Choose a floss appropriate for your child’s teeth. You can use a floss pick or a flosser that is designed for children.

3. Be gentle: Teach your child to be gentle when flossing. Flossing too aggressively can damage the gums.

4. Start early: It is recommended to start flossing your child’s teeth when they have two teeth that touch.

5. Lead by example: Show your child how to floss by doing it yourself. Children often learn by watching others.

6. Make it a routine: Incorporate flossing into your child’s child’s routine. Make it a habit so they continue to floss as they grow older.

Remember always to supervise your child while they floss to ensure they do it correctly. If you have any concerns, consult your child’s child for further advice.

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