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.
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
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.
- How do you motivate yourself through the first days when flossing is painful?
- When is the best time to floss. Before or after brushing?
- So I put flossing on my list because I tend to forget to floss the most, and not only that but when creating a routine, a habitual routine at that – then it must entail creating a list of healthy habits that you are not used to doing every single day. Like I said I forget to floss alot so does any one else put flossing in their morning routine? (also I’m new at this app so please let me know if I’am using it incorrectly.) I have to ask because I got a sarcastic shithead asking me if I carry floss around in my bag-that kind of crap please keep to yourself.
- Is it better to floss before or after you brush your teeth?
- How long does it take for your gums to go back to normal once you start routinely flossing?
- What do you prefer, flossing picks or flossing thread?
- How often do you really floss?
- Is it okay to only floss once a day?
- Do you floss in the morning or at night?
- Do you find that there are some teeth that always have particles stuck in them? And, if so, do you spend more time brushing that area?