Dental care: When should you floss your child's teeth?

My daughter is 12 months old and a friend told me I should be flossing her teeth. Is this true?

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Flossing should be started as soon as two teeth erupt next to each other.

Flossing is more important for the back teeth (i.e. molars) because they are generally closer together than the front teeth.

Flossing a child's teeth is challenging, but if you try to make a game of it, that can help increase your child's cooperation.

Since children learn best by example, it can be very helpful for your child to watch Mommy or Daddy floss every day.

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