Brushing kid’s teeth is not the only healthy habit that parents should be teaching but also flossing is another important part of oral health. Kids flossing is especially important when kids receive their adult teeth and molars. These teeth are permanent and fighting plaque should be a daily habit. Wrapping floss around a child’s finger may be dangerous and kids should be able to floss their own teeth after learning how to brush their own teeth.
Dr. Fresh Firefly flossers are cute and colorful holders that don’t even look like floss! They look like a toy for kids and should be easy to distribute to kids. The floss is already designated in a small section on the top of the handle and kids can get a good grip on the handle and glide the floss over their teeth. Since the floss is sharply placed on the handle, I can see this product working okay for kids with gaps between their teeth. Once kids start to see a shift in their teeth and the gaps become smaller, I don’t think I would recommend this floss. When I tried using it, the gaps between my teeth are very small and I was scared that I was going to cut my gum with the floss, while bringing the handle down. I would be worried that children may be too rough with this floss if they had small gaps between their teeth. This floss is good for younger children but once children have their adult teeth, they should probably start using adult floss.
Rating: 3 stars outs of 5
Kids will get a kick out of Firefly Flossers! Proper flossing should be encouraged at a young age. Flossers made in the shape of cool Firefly characters make even flossing fun. Firefly Kids Flossers enable kids to floss easily between back molars and maintain good oral health. We’d put flashing lights on these too if we could.