Flossing is as important as brushing but often time overlooked to a much greater extent. Most people brush at least one per day and many at least twice. Unfortunately, the same is not the case with flossing, and especially among children. Brushing and flossing should be done at least twice per day, but flossing can be done more often. Whenever done eating anything that can get caught between the teeth, dental floss will help remove is and prevent any embarrassing food stuck in teeth while talking with others and promote better oral health. But with children, flossing just isn’t as easy for them to keep in mind as brushing. So parents are well-advised to purchase flavored floss that children might like in order to help promote its use.
Many Different Flavors of Floss
When it comes to children and their eagerness to try different flavors of floss, finding new ones to keep up their interest and excitement in flossing should be fairly easy. Many flavors can be found, from bubble gum to virtually any type of fruit flavor as well as the always popular cinnamon. When new flavors are mixed up with different varieties and colors of floss, children as well as adults tend to floss more and help keep their teeth in better shape. Flossing more also helps to keep in mind the need to brush, and people who floss more tend to brush more. That helps to keep their teeth in better health, too.
Flavored Toothpicks Also Work Well
Toothpicks aren’t quite as effective as floss but still work very well to remove bits of food and other matter that might get stuck between the teeth. Having a variety of colored toothpicks in vehicles and on table tops helps to keep teeth in better oral health. They are particularly good in vehicles, when adults might need to use only one hand while driving and still can remove annoying bits of food after a quick drive-thru burger.
Do your children get excited to use flavored dental products?