How & When To Start, According To Dentists

Alonzo Osche

Flossing is one of those things everyone knows they should do, but that we usually let slide until the morning of a dentist appointment. If you’re a parent staring down a wild 1-, 2-, or 3-year-old wondering how to floss a toddler’s teeth, it’s pretty easy to put off teaching them to do it, too. But it’s important for your child’s oral health that they learn to floss early (that doesn’t mean the viral Fortnite dance version of flossing, either).

“I tell my patients’ parents that flossing isn’t age-based. If you have teeth that are close together or overlap, you

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