Daily Flossing Benefits for Kids

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Daily flossing should be a crucial part of your child's at-home oral healthcare routine. In fact, regular flossing can be a game-changer for their oral health! Read on to learn about the benefits of daily flossing.

  1. Prevents Gum Disease
  2. Gum disease affects millions of Americans. Did you know that daily flossing is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease? Brushing can't clean under the gums and between your child's teeth like dental floss. So, it’s important they remember to floss, which clears out bacteria trapped in the tight spaces between their teeth and under their gums.

  3. Improves Their Breath
  4. Because flossing removes bad breath germs and prevents them from accumulating, it will improve your child's breath immediately and in the long-term. Mint-flavored floss is an added bonus!

  5. Doesn’t Take Much Time
  6. Flossing only takes a couple of minutes. Plus, there are tools, like threaders and water flossers, that make the job easier for children and teenagers with braces.

  7. Helps Prevent Heart Disease
  8. Did you know that the same bacteria in plaque can actually slowly clog arteries? Flossing removes bacteria from the mouth before it can enter and accumulate in the bloodstream.

  9. Prevents Painful Oral Health Issues
  10. If your child develops a daily flossing habit now, they're much less likely to develop painful oral health issues, like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Additionally, they'll spend less time at the dentist receiving treatment to fix these issues! Although our team loves seeing our patients, we encourage them to take the necessary preventive measures at home to prevent the need for extra procedures.

  11. Keeps Their Smile Clean
  12. Tight spaces between teeth can easily trap food. Remind your child that flossing after meals will keep their teeth clean so they don't have to worry about having a chunk of food in their smile when talking to their friends. Does your child need help perfecting their flossing technique? We can help!

Preventive Dental Care for Kids & Teens in Cibolo, TX

Kids of all ages need to care for their teeth every day. Brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing every day, along with twice-yearly professional cleanings and exams, can keep your child's smile healthy and beautiful. Your child's oral health is our priority. Contact us to schedule their next appointment at Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, your pediatric dentist in Cibolo, TX. Be sure to check out our special offers.

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