Don’t Overlook The Reason Your Child Loathes Flossing

You might think that your child simply cannot stand flossing as a general rule. However, you might be overlooking some little details that can turn your child into someone who is more than happy to floss every day. So, toss out the notion that this whole flossing during dental hygiene thing is going to turn into a lifelong struggle and, instead, come to us for advice. For the time being, get started with some details that may truly help.

It Might Be A Sensation Issue

As you probably know, some dental floss is acceptable to you. Others, you don’t even like thinking about the way they feel in your smile. The same applies to your kids. A comfortable tape texture might be wonderful, while a more traditional thread-like floss is not. Take a closer look at the package, try some out with your child, and see which one wins his or her approval.

It Might Be That Minty Floss

Your little one might not necessarily appreciate that super fresh feeling that comes with minty floss during dental hygiene. Don’t forget that this is all brand new and that kids aren’t interested in the same flavors and scents as adults. Test out some replacements (and make sure they’re for kids) like fruit flavors or bubble gum. Not your preference but a lot more enjoyable for the little ones!

It Might Be A Little Frustration

We can all admit that even as adults, flossing is a little laborious sometimes. Since your child is just getting the hang of this process, he or she might feel somewhat frustrated. Praise your child for dental hygiene efforts, offer help where you can, and let us help during your next visit (we happen to have some pretty great tips to share).

Help Your Kids Enjoy Flossing

We are happy to help you and your little one figure out how to make flossing fun. Just ask for a little guidance! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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