Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

The Five Ws (and one H) of Flossing

Prevention is the best kind of medicine, and flossing is a great tool in your dental health tool belt.  Let’s go over the basic questions of flossing:

  • Who should floss?  Everyone, of course!  Even kids.
  • Why should kids floss?  Because food and other bacteria can get stuck between a child’s teeth, and over time, that can cause tooth decay and loss.
  • What should kids floss with?  Either disposable flossers or regular floss works fine.
  • When should kids start flossing?  Once their teeth touch each other.  This can even happen with your child’s baby teeth.
  • Where should kids floss?  Make sure your kids floss along each sides of the tooth.  You’re trying to remove food particles where your brush can’t reach.
  • How often should kids floss?  We recommend once per day.

As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to take care of all your children’s dental needs.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (520) 544-8522.

About Northwest Children’s Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Norman Bunch and Dr. Jennifer Marshall are doctor spouses who have been working as kids dentists in Tucson for years.  They have deep ties to Tucson, as well as the surrounding Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, and other areas. Northwest Children’s Dentistry provides top-notch care for toddlers, children, teens, and special needs children. If you’re looking for a general dentist for kids in Tucson, contact us today at (520) 544-8522.