5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Floss

Reinforce Their Efforts

Good habits take time to develop, so give your kids some positive reinforcement. The combination of having a plan for flossing each day, combined with the repetition of flossing, will naturally instill flossing after brushing as a good habit [source: Newby-Clark]. A combination of gentle reminders about flossing, as well as praise when kids floss (both with help and on their own), will help keep them excited about taking care of their teeth.