The Tooth Cleaning Habits of Rural India: Traditional Vs Contemporary


  • Dental College RIMS, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Imphal, Manipur, 795004, India


Oral cavity reflects the overall health of an individual. The methods of cleaning teeth have changed over a period of time. With the technological advancements, the tooth cleaning aids available are diverse. However, the traditional methods of tooth cleaning are still prevalent in different parts of the country. Recently, demand for natural products has also risen. The prudent way forward would be to integrate the traditional with the contemporary backed with scientific evidence for the benefit of the patient.


Tooth Cleaning Habits, Contemporary, Rural

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Conservative dentistry and Endodontics

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