International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.130237

Pages: 60-64

Author: Syeda Tanzeel Saher *, Anup Bhosgikar, Ashwini Kumar Waghmare

Abstract: Danta Shareera is one of the unique concepts mentioned in the field of Ayurveda. Danta is considered one of the milestones of child development. Modern science has also said the eruption of teeth in year wise patterns. There is the availability of Danta & its associated diseases in Ayurvedic Rachana Shareera but scattered manner. How our Acharyas have given the description of Danta similarly seen in contemporary science also, such as in Ayurveda four types of danta are mentioned again modern dentistry has classified teeth in four types. Acharya Sushruta included Danta under the classification of Asthi as Ruchaka Asthi. That helps to perceive taste through chewing, which stimulates salivary glands and leads to the secretion of saliva and, finally, perception of taste. Acharya Kashyapa is the pioneer in this field. He has given more informative data about the formation of teeth, milk tooth & permanent teeth & also described dental problems & dentitional disorders in detail. So, likewise, many other references we find in our Ayurvedic Samhitas. The relevant literature related to this topic was reviewed from all the literary sources. It can be said that the concept of dentistry was fully developed and well-practised in Ayurveda.

Keyword: Danta, Ruchaka Asthi, Dinacharya, Dentistry.