The Youth's Dentist; Designed for the More Intelligent Orders of Parents and Guardians and Containing Some Useful Hints to the Faculty

The Youth's Dentist; Designed for the More Intelligent Orders of Parents and Guardians and Containing Some Useful Hints to the Faculty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...became afterwards black and carious, thus presenting an example of the bad tendency of this detestable mode of operating. Let dentists who use those acids to flatter the self-love of a handsome woman, content themselves with ' Quod acetum dentibus, quod fumus oculis, hoe piger est iis qui eumdem emittunt. Prov. chap. x, 26. ' Dissertation upon the Teeth, p. 69. ' the instruments which art has put into their hands, which, when directed with address, never injure them; otherwise, the evil consequences of this practice as above related, will show the danger of the cosmetic, and they will justly forfeit the public confidence.. If these truths should appear to some persons ill-founded, or of less weight than we believe they merit, we request them to recollect the lesson which has been given them by the cows, of which M. le Vaillant has given an account, from his own observation of their habits among the Caffres: "' according to this illustrious traveller, when these cows have eaten herbs which have a sour taste, their teeth are strongly set on edge; to relieve which, they mutually bite each other's horns, when they cannot find any bones: those persons, then, after using acids to clean their teeth, will try, from the example of these animals, to soften their effects, by gnawing their nails, and they will finish by biting their fingers.-t. Such brushes are generally used for the teeth, as would not be considered 'fit for the skin, without considering, that as they come in contact with the gums, they cannot fail to injure them; is the animal which furnishes the hair then, the wild boar, even after its death, as well as during its life, to be thus hurtful and dangerous to man! A fine soft brush should be preferred; for while it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773012
  • 9781236773012