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Should I brush my child's emerging teeth?
Q: My son has five teeth that are less than halfway out. Should I be brushing them and, if so, how often? Also, should I be using any specific toothpaste for him?
A: It sounds like your son's teeth are growing in. You did not say how old he is, but if he is younger than 3 you should be using special toothpaste. I would recommend you use a tooth and gum cleaner that does not contain fluoride. Brush his teeth after each meal with water and no paste or with water and non-fluoride tooth and gum cleaner.