The etymological origin of dentition It is found in the Latin word dentitium. The term allows to name the process of straighten out (when they begin to emerge teeth ). It is also called teething period in which the teeth appear in the mouth
For example: "My baby is a little upset because he started teething", “Some professionals say that pacifiers can affect the normal dentition of children”, "He calcium it is important in teething ”.
The dentition is given by the development of dental pieces and its location in the mouth . Each species has a certain amount of teeth, which are usually of different types (molars, canines, etc.). Some animals, however, have a single class of teeth.
The Humans and most of the rest of the mammals develop two dentitions throughout their life: the deciduous teething (which is also called primary dentition , temporary dentition or milk teeth ) and the permanent dentition (secondary dentition or second teeth ).
The temporary teeth or milk they arise in the embryonic stage, but they just become visible in the childhood . Once these teeth fall, permanent teeth begin to emerge. Thus the deciduous dentition is followed by the second dentition. If a permanent tooth, for some reason, detaches itself from the mouth, another one no longer appears in its replacement.
Usually the primary dentition causes discomfort to the baby and even some pain . Although teething usually begins at six months of age, the range of possibilities covers the period between three months and the year. The order in which each type of deciduous tooth comes out is the same for all children, and the groups are the following: central incisors, lateral incisors, canines, first molars and second molars.
The technical terms for the exit and fall of the teeth are eruption and lostrespectively. The timing of the loss is also variable although, as with the eruption, there are typical age ranges in which it takes place. In almost all children, the eruption of the teeth has a lateral symmetry, that is, each type appears on the left and on the right at the same time.
With respect to Upper teeth , the first to leave is the central incisor , after eight months, and the last one is the second molar , after twenty-five months; their loss takes place at six and ten years, respectively. In the case of Down teeths , the first is the central incisor , approximately at six months, and the last one is the second molar , at twenty-three months, with their respective falls at ten thirty-one months.
To minimize the disorders of teething in the baby, there are several practices, some of which are listed below:
* Clean your face frequently, wiping a soft cloth around your mouth to remove the drool before it begins to irritate him the skin;
* rub your gums with a finger for a while, until you notice that it has calmed down;
* Give him some toy that can bite. Let's not forget that the object must be large enough so that the child cannot swallow or choke. If we buy hoops from rubber specific for this, it is recommended to avoid those that are full of liquid, since they can be punctured and filtered into the mouth;
* Babies older than six months can be given ibuprofen and paracetamol, although it is always advisable to consult with the pediatrician before not exceeding the dose .