National Geographic : 1929 Mar
Two Sets or Three? -hardly more than a baby-and thereafter S12 M.L . . CO. ONE of the things this modern mother found out is that teeth, so vital to well-being, begin to form be fore birth. And that in order to give her baby good teeth her own diet must consist largely of eggs, fresh vege tables, fruits, whole-grain cereals and milk. The first set of baby teeth is very important in its effect upon the second set and should be given the greatest care. When one of the little teeth is lost, before nature is ready to send out its successor, of the jaw is likely to change way that the second teeth wil unevenly. Especial attention must be pa double molars of the temporary good dentistry, these should b last until the tenth or eleventh so, when her child is only four ^~-------------- A famous physician once made th "Bad teeth are the most commit physical breakdown". Health scientists warn us that teet watched not from the outside aloi the inside as well and that a tootl never ached nor shown decay m unsuspected poison. Dentists use graphs to tell the story. If the every six months, to her dentist. Poison from tooth infection may damage vital organs, may cause eye, nerve, or joint trou ble, rheumatism, headache, or any one of a long list of serious ailments. The expert dentist of today em ploys much of the wisdom of medical science; he uses real engineering skill and his work is often touched by the grace of artistry. If teeth are lost, artificial sub stitutes can usually be made which will insure comfort, good appearance and efficient service. Without the latter, good digestion and therefore good health are impossible. the shape then the in such a hood, an 11come in for hims body an eggs, mil .id to the eggs, m y set. By Lucky i e made to determir year. And first and years old never ne e statement, iiie poison at on cause of U treatment, tracted. h should be The Metr ne, but from ; e will gladli i which has - rrlftf ; to get their lay yet hide e requests it x.ray photo- " .. x-rays show . ' the modern mother takes him The first permanent teeth are called the six-year molars because they come in at about the sixth year, behind the two temporary molars. These six-year molars are the keystone of the dental arch and govern the position of all the later teeth. Coming in as they do in a mouth full of temporary teeth, they are frequently neglected and sometimes extracted as part of the baby set. Good teeth do not just hap pen. They are built by food - li ke every other part of the body. First in importance comes the food the mother eats before her baby is born, food she gives him through baby d finally the food that he selects elf. Teeth are living parts of the i need the minerals contained in lk,vegetables, fruits and cereals. s the baby whose mother has led that he shall have such fine second sets of teeth that he will :ed an artificial set. the root that cannot be dislodged by perhaps the tooth should be ex opolitan Life Insurance Company , mail its booklet, "Good teeth, how m and keep them," to anyone who . Ask for Booklet No. 39-N. HALEY FISKE, President. r METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY-NEW YORK Biggest in the World, MoreAssets, More Policyholders,More Insurance in force,More new Insurance eachyear "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."