Flossing is an incredibly important part of your child’s oral health routine. Flossing allows the removal of plaque and food debris from between the teeth where your child’s toothbrush cannot reach. Dentists all agree that flossing is the best way to keep the gum tissue healthy and prevent gum disease and gingivitis.
However, if you’re too aggressive with flossing your child’s teeth, you may be causing them harm. Flossing too vigorously can eventually cause damage to the gum tissue and the tooth enamel, harming your child’s oral health.
Below are a few ways that flossing too much or too hard can damage your child’s oral health:
If you’re not sure how to floss your child’s teeth correctly, please don’t hesitate to ask us for a simple demonstration. We can help you know how much pressure to apply and how to floss correctly to make sure you’re helping your child’s oral health and not harming it.
To make an appointment for your child to receive a dental cleaning and a checkup, please contact Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry. Our pediatric dental office is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.