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
- How long do you floss
- What kind of floss / flosser do you use?
- Do you guys wash the string for each teeth you floss or?
- How to do it properly?
- Do you floss at the same time every day?
- Do you start with your top teeth or bottom?
- How would I know I’m flossing effectively?
- How do you celebrate a flossing habit? Lol
- Do you floss regularly or is this a new habbit?
- How many times a day do you floss?