Flossy Flossy! Kids and Flossing Quiz
by Staff
Flossing is just as important for children as it is for adults. If you're teaching your young kids how to floss, test yourself first to see how much you know about the proper flossing techniques and tools for the job.

What's a good way to encourage your kids to floss?

  • Buy them a toy every time they floss.
  • Make flossing a competition between siblings.
  • Keep a flossing chart in the bathroom to mark their progress.

How many baby teeth do children have by age 3?

  • 16
  • 20
  • 24

When should kids start flossing?

  • when all their teeth come in
  • when their two front teeth come in
  • when baby teeth start touching each other

How many times a day should kids floss?

  • once
  • twice
  • three times

Until what age should kids be supervised while flossing?

  • until they can floss without help
  • until they can hold floss by themselves
  • around 9 years old

Besides floss, which other interdental (between the teeth) cleaner is good for young kids to use?

  • dental picks
  • mouthwash
  • both of the above
  • neither of the above

True or false: Waxed floss works best on children's teeth.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Kids who are learning how to floss should only use unwaxed string floss.

  • true
  • false

What's the best way to teach kids how to move floss against their teeth?

  • Use an up and down motion against their teeth.
  • Thread the floss in and out of the spaces between their teeth.
  • Make a C shape against each side of their teeth.

Should kids floss before or after brushing their teeth?

  • it doesn't matter
  • before
  • after

What percentage of people floss daily?

  • 35 percent
  • 45 percent
  • 55 percent

Which of your kids' teeth are the most important to floss?

  • all of them
  • just the upper front teeth
  • the back molars

How can you make flossing more fun for kids?

  • Make up a story about a floss superhero.
  • Sing silly songs about flossing.
  • both of the above

At what age do kids' baby teeth generally start falling out?

  • 6
  • 8
  • 10

At what age do children generally have all their adult teeth?

  • 10
  • 12
  • 14

True or false: Children can develop gingivitis.

  • true
  • false

Can kids floss too much?

  • yes
  • no

What fabric is floss made from?

  • silk
  • nylon
  • cotton

Can regular flossing of kids' teeth help save you money?

  • yes
  • no
  • only if you stop going to the dentist

What's another easy way that adults can keep kids interested in flossing?

  • Let kids practice on the family pet.
  • Let adults and kids floss at the same time.
  • Show kids photos of a gingivitis-plagued mouth.