Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

7 Tips for Teaching Your Kids How to Floss Their Teeth

dca-blog_flossing-container-on-green

Flossing should be an essential component of every kid’s oral health routine. Using dental floss or flossers is the only way to remove food and plaque where toothbrushes cannot reach. Flossing between teeth should be a daily practice, and it should begin as soon as two teeth touch each other. Once kids learn how to floss teeth on their own, they will have the skills they need to keep their smiles beautiful for decades. Here are six tips for teaching your kids about flossing.

  1. Start by selecting a soft, pliable dental floss that won’t hurt your child’s teeth or gums.
  2. Remove about 18 inches of floss from the roll. It should be approximately equal to the length between your fingertips to your elbow.
  3. Wrap the majority of its length around a finger on one of your child’s hands. Wind the remaining length around the same finger on the opposite hand. This finger will collect the dirty, used floss.
  4. Be sure the floss is held taut, but don’t wind it too tight. If fingertips turn blue or purple, release the floss immediately.
  5. Show your child how to glide the floss between teeth with a gentle, back-and-forth rubbing motion.
  6. As the floss gets closer to the gum line, show your child how to curve it into a C shape and slide it into the area just beneath the gum.
  7. When it’s time to move to the next space, advance the floss to obtain a clean portion. Repeat the process with each tooth.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Staff seeming to truly in tune with you ability to adapt when scared to death. Willing to answer all your questions & concerns. Didn’t rush you out just because it was their lunch time. […]
Brenda G.
Prompt attention. Friendly, professional service. Anxiety relief.
Monica G.
Great Team!!! Excellent customer service!!! I Love my dental team from the front office to the dentist, Dr Perez rocks!!! And my hygienist Danielle is Awesome!!!!
Horace C.
The people that work there are really, really nice and you will receive great dental work. They are very gentle and they make you feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend their office.
Stephanie B.
Rebecca and Danielle were extremely nice. I felt welcomed as soon as I entered the office. Front office staff was great. Dr. Perez was patient, informative, and very friendly.
Amber N.
Quality service, caring staff
Michael H.
fast and professional service
Randy W.
Great staff and service. They treat you like family.
Nicholas M.
Dr Perez and his staff are professional and extremely courteous and kind. There are no hidden fees. You get the feeling that they truly care. I will not go any where else
Khadija M.
I love coming to Dr. Perez because his attention to detail Is incredible. He is very knowledgeable and takes time to listen to his patients and address any arising problems. Everybody who works with […]
Alexandra B.
The staff are friendly, caring & professional. Dr Perez has the best “bedside manner” you’ll ever find and his knowledge, experience & expertise are simply incredible. The pricing is […]
John R.
I love this place, the staff is extremely nice and friendly. Very helpful. The ladies at the front desk always have a smile on and that is very welcoming. Danielle is one of a kind, treats you like […]
Cash C.
This office has the most customer friendly environment and were sympathetic to my needs. Staff was kind as well as gentle. Staff also took the time to explain billing and future care.
Leesa M.
awesome teamwork and very friendly
Margo C.
All of the staff was very professional and knowledgable. Nice to enter a medical office with smiling faces.
Debbie M.
The staff was so gracious and courteous. It was my first visit. As I witnessed them interact with other patrons I could tell they were very personable and knew the patients. Just a friendly staff!!
Tara C.
Very Professional & Courteous Staff puts patients at ease. Down-to-earth Hygenist & Dentist Perez ain’t bad either.
Clarissa P.
This was my second time going to this office and like the last time, I was completely satisfied with my visit. I even recommended my boyfriend and sister to go here and they are regular patients now!
Shanna S.
I can appreciate a dentist that takes pride in their work. I tried this office because of the reviews and I glad I did. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Latisha S.
Very good service!
Nafis Z.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (770) 872-0728
Our Location