Flossing Tips for Kids

Posted by LITTLE BYTES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY on Feb 10 2018, 01:21 AM

Pediatric Dental Wellness Palo Alto

Flossing seems to be one of the hardest oral health routines both kids and adults have a hard time keeping up on. You can set a great example for your children by flossing every day, but there are also a few more ways you can make flossing fun for the whole family, and clean your way to mouthfuls of pearly whites today!

Here are the ins and outs of making flossing fun for the whole family:

Consider making flossing a game for your kids.

Who in the family is the most consistent flosser? Are there stakes set for who flosses the most during the week? Does the person who flosses the least have to do the dishes this weekend? Whatever the game may be, setting goals and making a lighthearted competition out of oral hygiene is a great way to help kids become determined and mindful of regular flossing.

Reward your kids for flossing.

It’s easy for children to get distracted while they are brushing their teeth, and even easier for them to get bored with flossing before they’re done a thorough job. By creating an incentive for flossing through a reward-based system, kids are likely to have much more fun with flossing knowing there’s something tangible or desired waiting for them at the end of their monotonous task!

Let your kids pick their own flossing products.

Giving your children the power to take their oral health into their own hands will help them to feel in charge and in control. Kids will be more inclined to enjoy and regularly practice their flossing if they’re able to use products that they’re excited about.

Make flossing family fun!

Flossing together as a family is a great way to show your kids how important flossing really is. Most things are more fun when they’re done with another person, and flossing together is a great way to maintain your kids’ and your own dental health!

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