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If you want your child to have the best oral health possible, then it’s important to get them started on a proper oral hygiene routine at an early age. This means that you will need to brush their teeth twice a day, floss their smile once a day, and rinse their mouth daily with mouthwash.

Today, Dr. Robert Farber and our Dearborn West Dental team want to teach you how to floss your child’s smile so you can keep their teeth and gums nice and clean. In order to properly floss your child’s chompers, we recommend following these flossing instructions:

Step 1: Hold a short length of floss between the thumb and index finger. Wind the rest of the floss around one finger on each hand. This will help you gain better control. As you floss, make sure you don’t apply too much pressure because if you do, the floss can harm the gums.

Step 2: When you are between two teeth, curve the floss into a “C” shape and slide it up and down gently along the side of each tooth. Make sure you floss under the gumline as well.

Step 3: Make sure you use a new section of floss as you move from tooth to tooth. If you don’t, you might reinsert the plaque and food particles that you removed previously.

If you would like to know more about oral hygiene for children in Dearborn, Michigan, please remember that you can always call 313-562-5610 and talk to your dentist or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you so you can give your child the oral health they deserve!