Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients

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Why should we floss childrens teeth?

*  Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process. It removes food particles and plaque between teeth that brushing misses.

*   Flossing should begin when 2 teeth touch, typically between 2 and 2½ years of age. Some children may only need a few back teeth flossed and others may
need flossing between all their tight teeth, depending on dental spacing.

*  Children usually need assistance with flossing until they are 8 to 10 years of age.

*  Flossing tools, such as pre-threaded flossers or floss holders, may be helpful for children who are just learning how to floss.

*  Some children may find it easier to use a loop of floss, which is created by taking a piece of floss about 10 inches long and tying the ends together into a circle. Parents (and older children) can hold the floss tightly between the thumbs and forefingers to floss.

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