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Ways of Making Flossing More Fun for Kids
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Fariba Mutschler
How many times have you, as an adult, fibbed to your dentist at that dreaded question of your flossing habits? As much as adults have aversions to flossing, children, of course, will have an even harder time. 2015 studies showed that only 4 in 10 Americans floss every day. 36 percent surveyed said they would rather do something unpleasant, like clean a toilet, than floss. Yet, we know what the extreme advantages are in flossing regularly. How do we pass that on to our children? How can we encourage this necessary skill and help it to become a lifelong habit for them? Families That Floss Together Floss with them and let them see a strong example of exactly how it's done. Flossing twice a day like this will quickly become a habit for all of you, especially when it comes to spending more time with them and making more precious memories! Flossing Can Be Fun Every kid plays like it's their job, and it really is! Virtually anything can be turned into a game, and flossing is no exception. Anything, from making it into a competition with points and rewards, to singing silly flossing songs, to even making creative and educational flossing projects you can find online, will motivate your little one to keep it up. Let Them Choose Their Weapon Against Tooth Decay Holding string between tiny fingers and maneuvering around tiny teeth with it sounds tough. This difficulty may be a part of why children don't like flossing. With all the colorful products out there that make flossing less difficult for kids, it's easier than ever to do this. It may also help to hear about the benefits of flossing from their dentist or hygienist, as they'll have some compelling reasons to make it a lifelong habit. Please give our office a call to discuss this option, or many other ideas of ways to help your child we have at our disposal!...
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Ways of Making Flossing More Fun for Kids
10/20/2018
Ways of Helping Manage the Pain of a Loose Tooth
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Reading about Going to the Dentist Can Help Ease Dental Fears
9/20/2018
Places Where You Can Get Extra Nutrition Into Your Child's Diet
9/10/2018
The Benefits Kids Get from Multiple Toothpaste Flavors
8/20/2018
Common Questions Kids Ask When Going to the Dentist
8/10/2018
Dentists Aren't Always Opposed to Pacifiers
7/20/2018
When a Fall Hurts your Child's Mouth
7/10/2018
Teaching Your Child to Floss Does Not Have to Be Difficult
6/20/2018
Signs Your Child is Nervous About Their Dental Appointment
6/10/2018
Dietary Supplements for Dental Health
12/19/2015
Dental Fears
12/13/2015
Vaccine Prevents Mouth Cancers
12/7/2015
Saving Space
12/4/2015
Crossbites
12/1/2015
Expanding Your Palate
11/28/2015
How Braces Move Teeth
11/25/2015
Baby Juice Bottles
11/22/2015
Plaque in Portland
11/19/2015
Super Orthodontic Wires
11/16/2015
Icy Tooth Accidents in Oregon
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When to Start Kids Braces?
11/13/2015
Treating Portland Pulps & Root Canals
11/7/2015
Mouth Sores
11/4/2015
Flossing Braces
10/29/2015
Gum Infections in Portland
10/26/2015
Cavities from Breast Feeding?
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Retainers
10/20/2015
Tartar or Calculus
10/17/2015
When to Start Braces
10/11/2015
Tears & Fears
10/8/2015
Cavity Infections
10/5/2015
Tooth Pain
10/2/2015
Molar Sealants
9/26/2015
Filling Materials
9/23/2015
Invisalign for Teens
9/20/2015
Brushing Braces
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Floss - what kind?
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Spotty Teeth
9/11/2015
First Dental Visit
9/8/2015
Toothpaste
9/5/2015
Autism & Dental Care
9/2/2015
TMJ disease
8/30/2015
Sleep Dentistry or Deep Sedation
8/27/2015
Summer Safety
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Invisalign Braces
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Shark Teeth
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Going Green 2
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Continuing Education
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Going Green
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Cleaning Braces
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Space Maintainers
7/15/2015
Bleaching Kid's Teeth
7/1/2015
Breast Feeding Baby
6/15/2015
ART: Alternate Restorative Treatment
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Midazolam (Versed) & Triazolam (Halcion)
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Oral Conscious Sedation
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Sleep Dentistry
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