Preventive care is key for adults and kiddos. You can help little ones brush their smiles—but what about flossing?
14% of Americans would rather clean the toilet than floss their teeth and that mindset is something parents can change by educating kids at an early age.
Be a positive influence on their flossing outlook:
Take floss out from the medicine cabinet and let your child play! Talk to them about its purpose why they have fun exploring its texture and taste.
Set by example. Invite your child to observe you flossing and continue the conversation about oral health. These videos can help you make flossing fun for your child.
There are crafts, books and activities to help your child better understand the concept of flossing. Once your little one is ready to give it a try, be there to watch and coach. Once they’ve got it down pat, continue to encourage the act.
Cavities are 100% preventable, and yet they are more common than asthma, childhood obesity and diabetes. Change starts at home, so start the oral health conversation now!