Flossing

Flossing is important to remove plaque from between teeth once two teeth are touching.

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The easiest way to floss your child’s teeth is to firstly have them lying on the sofa or in your lap. Tie some floss (preferably dental ribbon or tape as this slides easier) into a circle. Gently slide the floss between the teeth with one finger in front and behind the tooth.

Smear toothpaste on the floss
Placing a smear of toothpaste onto the floss will help deliver fluoride between teeth.
Ideally teeth should be flossed everyday.  If this is not possible, even flossing twice a week is beneficial.

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