Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 269-274
Role of Ayurveda in Management of Oral Health - A Conceptual Study
Dr Guruprasad K
Associate Professor, Department of Swasthavritta, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College & Hospital, Nazarathpet, Chennai - 600123
Ayurveda is one of the ancient medical sciences originated in India long back, which explains various techniques to prevent diseases and promote health. Procedures explained under Dinacharya are merely to prevent life style diseases and protect health, practices like Dantadhavana, Jihvanirlekha, Kavala, Gandusha, Prathisarana and Tambula sevana are best practices described under Dinacharya to prevent diseases of oral cavity and promote Oral hygiene. Oral diseases are major problem in worldwide and western medicine having limited success in prevention of diseases concern to oral cavity. Ayurveda involves holistic view of human beings, his health and illness, the regimens, medicinal plants and preperations explained in Ayurveda which are helpful for Oral hygiene. This study is conceptual hence all available Ayurveda references are searched to explain importance of Ayurvedic procedures in preventing diseases of oral cavity. Study has been concluded by explaining significance of Ayurveda in promoting oral health.
Key words: Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Oral hygiene, Dantadhavana, Jivhanirlekha.