My baby is 6 months old and already has 2 teeth. Am I supposed to brush them?
Yes! You should brush them twice a day. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, "Oral hygiene measures should be implemented no later than the time of eruption of the first primary tooth. Cleansing the infant's teeth as soon as they erupt with a soft toothbrush will help reduce bacterial colonization. Toothbrushing should be performed for children by a parent twice daily, using a soft toothbrush of age-appropriate size. Flossing should be initiated when adjacent tooth surfaces can not be cleansed with a toothbrush."
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