Flossing is obviously a very important part of any child’s at-home dental healthcare routine. Flossing allows the removal of bacteria, plaque, and leftover food debris from between the teeth where your child’s toothbrush can’t reach. Dentists also agree that flossing is the best way to keep your child’s gum tissue healthy and avoid gingivitis.
However, while flossing is very important, it’s possible for your child to damage his or her gum tissue and teeth by flossing too aggressively. Flossing too hard can eventually damage the tooth enamel and the gums, causing more harm than help to your oral health.
Below are a few ways that flossing too aggressively can damage your child’s dental health:
If you’re not sure how to teach your child how to correctly floss, please don’t hesitate to ask our dental hygienists for a demonstration. In the meantime, don’t avoid flossing just because you’re not sure if you’re doing it correctly.
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