Maybe you’ve gotten extremely lucky and your kids love flossing. However, if you’re like many parents out there, your children aren’t necessarily thrilled with the idea of dental hygiene in general, much less flossing once they’ve already brushed! While you might think they just dislike dental floss as a rule, your children’s dentist offers some reasons flossing may be such a challenge. By considering some new ideas, you might be able to make your daily floss routing with them much easier.

You Might Need To Start With It

Do you usually brush with your kids and then floss during one of your twice-daily dental hygiene sessions? If so, your little ones might not love having one more thing to do once brushing is complete (especially since once a day, once brushing is over, the session is over). Instead, make brushing the mark of a finished hygiene session. Now what? Well, floss before rather than after brushing. Don’t worry, your children’s dentist explains that it’s perfectly fine to floss before or after you brush. As a result, it will be out of the way, then you’ll brush together and you’ll be done!

You Might Need To Ask Some Questions

Your kids might not mind flossing as much as they dislike something about the floss or the process itself. Find out if there are any obstacles by asking questions similar to the following. Then, your children’s dentist suggests making any necessary changes for easier, more enjoyable dental hygiene sessions:

  • Do you like the ways your dental floss tastes?
  • How do you feel about your dental floss?
  • Does it feel okay when you floss?
  • Do you have any questions about how to floss your teeth?
  • Would you like to help me choose your next floss?

Ask For Help With Kids’ Flossing

Remember that if you’re having trouble with your children’s dental hygiene, we are always more than happy to offer suggestions. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.