Floss, floss, floss your teeth!
Floss them every day!
Floss the top.
Floss the bottom.
Floss the plaque away!
I sing this song with my own kids every night. At ages 4 and 6, my boys still need help flossing their teeth, as well as a reminder to do so.
Flossing is just as important as brushing, since flossing prevents the buildup of sticky plaque between the teeth. And if not removed, plaque can cause tooth decay and cavities. It can also damage the gums and the roots below the teeth.
To read tips on how to teach your child to floss their teeth along with the various types of floss that are best to use, read my article on Web MD: Teaching Kids to Floss.
Does your child floss their teeth? At what age did you teach them?