Learning how to floss correctly is an important part of cleaning teeth. Flossing removes plaque from between the teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach.
Flossing is not easy for children to do by themselves. The ADA recommends that you floss your child’s teeth until he or she can do it alone, around age 10 or 11. When your child is ready to floss- with your supervision-show him or her how to hold the floss and gently clean between the teeth.
Your dentist and hygienist can also show you and your child how to floss. Don’t forget to floss once a day!