I think it is better to start when they have learned what is ok to swallow and what isn't. The early start can allow them to start building a new healthy habit that isn't hard and is vital to their hygiene. It will also allow the parents to teach the child about responsibility, self care, routine, and focus. A bedtime routine will help child to wind down before bedtime and fall asleep faster.
It depends on what age the child start developing teeth. As soon as childhood starts, it's best to start when the teeth are fully grown.
The sooner the better. Cavities develop easier on milk teeth than on adult teeth. And the sooner the child starts to floss the easier it gets for him to make it a daily habit.
When they can brush their own teeth (while still getting an extra brush afterwards by a parent). From around 6 years old they could have the motoric skills necessary. It would be good to start this early even if it is not necessary for hygiene yet, so they build the right habits for when they are older
- Is it really helpful to have the floss habit?
- What are the benefits of flossing? But I mean, visible ones. I’ve not been flossing for more then 10 years and nothing happened.
- Do you have a travel floss?
- Does having a scented floss actually do anything?
- What flossing tools can I use to keep from damaging my gums? Mint dental floss sticks between my teeth and is hard to use. Any suggestions for good alternative ways to floss?
- Are you supposed to floss after every meal? How do you do that if you aren’t home?
- How to I get in to the habit of flossing again?
- Do you think flossing is important? If you don’t or do, why so?
- It doesn’t hurt your teeth to floss more than once a day, right?
- Do you recommend any particular type of floss for teeth with wide gaps between them?