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Teething
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.28

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    painless, soft-bristled, Tada, lateral, gums, molars, based, easy-going, sleepless, diarrhea, uncomfortable, drool, lower, virus, milestone, nontoxic


Teething
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Dylan had a baby brother named Ryan in his family. Ryan was usually a very easy-going baby, but lately he was quite cranky.
 
2     "What's the problem with the little guy?" Dylan asked his mother.
 
3     "Teething," his mom answered. "Ryan is right on time. Babies usually start teething around six to eight months. This is so exciting! What a milestone."
 
4     "Oh, yeah?" Dylan said. "Let me take a look." Sure enough the two bottom front teeth were just cutting through the gums. "How does this whole teething thing work?"
 
5     "Do you mean what order do they come up in?" his mother asked.
 
6     "Yes," Dylan said.
 
7     "Well," his mother said, "when Ryan was born, he actually had a set of primary teeth, or baby teeth, partially developed; you just couldn't see them. Then they start erupting, or breaking through, often in pairs. First the central incisors, or the bottom front teeth, come in. Then a month or so later the four front upper teeth usually appear. Soon after, there are the lower lateral incisors. Tada! Then the first molars and eyeteeth appear."
 
8     "If it's so exciting," Dylan asked, "why is Ryan so unhappy about it?"

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