Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ROM | 2010/03/16

Q.

Dental Floss

My 3 year old son has something like plaque between his teeth. I make sure to brush his teeth daily.Is it ok if I start dental floss with him or will it damage/ hurt his gums?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Careful and gentle flossing should not cause your son any harm.You will not need to floss his teeth every day once you have cleared the plaque and if you are brushing his teeth well.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.