What is dentition?

What Does dentition Mean

The etymological origin of teething is found in the Latin word dentitio . The term allows to name the process of entrenching (when the teeth begin to emerge ). The period in which the teeth appear in the mouth is also called teething

For example: "My baby is a little upset because he started teething" , "Some professionals say that pacifiers can affect normal teething in children" , " Calcium is important in teething" .
Teething is given by the development of the teeth and their location in the mouth . Each species has a certain number of teeth, which are generally of different types (molars, canines, etc.). Some animals, however, have only one kind of teeth.

The humans and most other mammals develop two dentitions throughout his life: the deciduous teeth (also called primary teeth , primary teeth or milk teeth ) and permanent dentition ( secondary dentition or second teething ).
The deciduous teeth or milk arise in the embryonic stage, but recently are made visible in childhood . Once these teeth fall out, permanent teeth begin to emerge. Thus the deciduous dentition is followed by the second dentition. If a permanent tooth, for any reason, falls out of the mouth, another does not appear to replace it.
In general, the primary teething 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 one year. The order in which each type of deciduous tooth comes out is the same for all children, and the groups are as follows: central incisors, lateral incisors, canines, first molars, and second molars.
The technical terms for tooth eruption and fall are eruption and loss , respectively. The timing of the loss is also variable, although, as with the eruption, there are typical age ranges in which it occurs. In almost all children, the eruption of the teeth has a lateral symmetry, meaning that each type appears on the left and on the right at the same time.
With regard to the upper teeth , the first to emerge is the central incisor , starting at eight months, and the last is the second molar , starting at 25 months; their loss occurs at the age of six and ten, respectively. In the case of the lower teeth , the first is the central incisor , at approximately six months, and the last is the second molar , at twenty-three months, with their respective falls at thirty-one months.

To minimize teething disorders in the baby, there are a number of practices, some of which are listed below:
* clean your face frequently, passing a soft cloth around your mouth to remove the drool before it starts to irritate your skin;
* rub your gums with a finger for a while, until you notice that it has calmed down;
* give him a toy that he can chew on. Let's not forget that the object must be large enough so that the child cannot swallow it or choke. If we buy specific rubber rings for this, it is recommended to avoid those that are filled with liquid, since they can be punctured and leak into the mouth;
* Babies older than six months can be given ibuprofen and paracetamol, although it is always advisable to consult the pediatrician beforehand so as not to exceed the dose .

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