Teaching kids to take good care of their teeth and gums can be challenging. Beyond
the challenges for parents to get their children to brush, it's an even bigger effort to get
kids to floss on a regular basis - especially when many parents don't floss.
Get an Early Start
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends regular
dental check-ups beginning when a child's first tooth appears. The dentist can recommend a specific
program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach children.
The AAPD recommends that parents brush preschooler's teeth and supervise the brushing and flossing skills
of school-age children until they are 7 to 8 years of age.
Make Flossing Easier (and Fun) for Kids
When your child is ready to be more independent with brushing and flossing, you can help by supervising
and encouraging a good oral health routine. School-age children may also start orthodontic treatment, making brushing and flossing
We want to help make your family's health and wellness easier, more effective, and even fun. The Waterpik® Water Flosser For
Kids is a custom model, with a small and simple design that makes flossing easy for children
ages 6+. It's perfect for children who have braces or
who struggle with flossing.
The Waterpik® Water Flosser For Kids features an extra safe, kid-proof electrical design,
easy fingertip controls, and a reservoir that acts as a cover to keep the unit clean. And it includes 20
removable cling decals so kids can customize their own Water Flosser.
Waterpik® Water Flossers are clinically
proven to be more effective for reducing plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease.