Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002907
Title: Myths related to dentistry - An overview
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
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    Myths are part and parcel of everyone’s life. There is an increase in the people’s expectations regarding health care and it is essential to know about the prevailing myths to provide needed health care to people. Dentists usually face many myths and other untested beliefs which are passed from one generation to another. Some of these myths had a significant impact on the oral health of the population. Traditional Indian beliefs and taboos were found to be correlated inversely with preventive dental health behavior in the population. Every culture has its own beliefs, and some of which have an important influence on the incidence of disease. Understanding the myths and misconceptions about oral diseases is of prime importance in providing excellent care and health education to both patients and healthy individuals, as the high prevalence of these myths will further prevent such population from obtaining proper dental care even if it could be made available to them. The purpose of this review was to assess the information available in the dental literature on oral health-related myths and beliefs.

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    S. Priyanka1 , L. Leelavathi 2 *

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    1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: L. Leelavathi, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamelle High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    S. Priyanka1 , L. Leelavathi 2 *

    Title:Myths related to dentistry - An overview
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 4 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3508-3511)
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    Methodology:Review
    Research Materials: Culture, Dental beliefs, Myths, Old age, Teething

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Culture Dental beliefs Myths Old age Teething

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