(HealthDay News) -- To keep teeth and gums clean and healthy, flossing is a must. Parents should make sure children's teeth are more than properly brushed, but also flossed.
The American Dental Association offers these suggestions:
- Make sure you have enough time to floss your child's teeth properly.
- Start flossing as soon as two emerging teeth touch.
- Floss your child's teeth until about age 10 or 11, when the child has the manual dexterity required to floss properly.
- Ask your dentist for guidance if flossing becomes difficult or painful.