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Herbal oral care: an old concept or a new model?

Ahmed, Junaid and Shenoy, Nandita and *, Almas Binnal and Mallya, Laxmish and Shenoy, Ashok (2014) Herbal oral care: an old concept or a new model? International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 818-821. ISSN 2320-6012

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Abstract

Ayurveda, the oldest medical science originating from Indian subcontinent, has been practiced since the 12th century BC. Its objective is to accomplish physical, mental, social and spiritual well- being by adopting preventive, health promoting and holistic approach towards life. Ayurveda is the science that developed as humans evolved and has stood the test of time. Oral diseases are major health problems worldwide and are not limited to dental caries and periodontal diseases but to various autoimmune conditions. Oral health influences the general quality of life and poor oral health is linked to chronic conditions and systemic diseases. Recently there is renewed interest in use of various Ayurvedic drugs for oral and dental health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayurveda, Dentistry, Oral disease
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 05:47
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 05:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140329

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