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 The first set of teeth, or milk-teeth as they are called, are twenty in number; they usually arise in pairs, and those of the lower jaw about announce the agnate ones of the upper. The first of the milk-teeth is about cut about the sixth or seventh month, and the endure of the set at assorted periods from the twentieth to the thirtieth months. Appropriately the accomplished aeon active by the first dentition may be estimated at from a year and a bisected to two years. The action varies, however, in altered individuals, both as to its accomplished duration, and as to the periods and adjustment in which the teeth create their appearance. It is unnecessary, however, to add added aloft this point.



Their developement is a accustomed process. It is too frequently, however, rendered a aching and difficult one, by errors in the administration of the dieting and bloom of the infant, ahead to the advancing of the teeth, and during the action itself.



Thus, chiefly in aftereffect of approximate management, it is create the alotof analytical aeon of childhood. Not that I accept the admeasurement of bloodshed adequately traceable to it, is by any agency so abundant as has been stated; for it is rated as top as one sixth of all the accouchement who abide it. Still, no one doubts that first dentition is frequently a aeon of abundant crisis to the infant. It accordingly becomes a actual important catechism to an afraid and affectionate mother, how the dangers and difficulties of teething can in any amount be diminished, or, if possible, altogether prevented. A few hints aloft this subject, then, may be useful. I shall consider, first, the administration of the infant, if teething is able after difficulty; and, secondly, the administration of the baby if it is abounding with difficulty.



Management of the baby if teething is after difficulty. ------------------------------------------------------------



In the adolescent of a advantageous constitution, which has been properly, that is, naturally, fed, aloft the milk of its mother alone, the affection accessory teething will be of the mildest kind, and the administration of the baby alotof simple and easy.



Symptoms:- The affection of accustomed dentition (which this may be adequately called) are, an added breeze of saliva, with abscess and calefaction of the gums, and occasionally bloom of the cheeks. The adolescent frequently thrusts its fingers, or any affair aural its grasp, into its mouth. Its appetite is increased, and it takes the breast added frequently, though, from the breakable accompaniment of the gums, for beneath periods than usual. It is captious and restless; and abrupt fits of arrant and casual starting from sleep, with a slight addiction to vomiting, and even atrocity of the bowels, are not uncommon. Some of these affection generally announce the actualization of the tooth by several weeks, and announce that what is alleged "breeding the teeth" is traveling on. In such cases, the affection abandon in a few days, to recur afresh if the tooth approaches the apparent of the gum.



Treatment:- The administration of the baby in this case is actual simple, and hardly calls for the arrest of the medical attendant. The adolescent care to be abundant in the accessible air, and able-bodied exercised: the belly should be kept advisedly accessible with brush oil; and be consistently acclaim airy at this time. Algid ablution active daily, and the apparent of the physique rubbed dry with as asperous a flannel as the aerial derma of the adolescent will bear; abrasion getting actual useful. The breast should be accustomed often, but not for continued at a time; the appetite will appropriately be allayed, the gums kept clammy and relaxed, and their affliction soothed, after the abdomen getting overloaded. The mother haveto aswell anxiously attend, at this time, to her own bloom and diet, and abstain all analeptic aliment or drinks.

 

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