Introduction to Dentistry
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Introduction to Dentistry
As part of the medical profession, dentistry began in Egypt about 3700 B.C. modern dentistry is emerged in the 19th century and today it includes the study, treatment and prevention of diseases in the mouth, teeth, gums and jawbones.

Dental problems may be the root cause of many diseases of the body certain kind of bacteria in the mouth ferment sugars and starch and in doing so, make acid. The more sugar and starch we eat the more numerous bacteria become and the more acid they make this acid may eat through the enamel of teeth. Acid and bacteria thus attack the ivory like dentine which forms the body of tooth if decay works through the dentine it reaches the pulp; soft tissue at the center of the tooth; it contains blood and lymph vessels and nerves.

If bacteria enter the pulp, infection may make removal of tooth necessary. Brushing the teeth after each meal is necessary to reduce plaque, a mucus film that harbours decay causing from at above five years of age. It helps the teeth to resist decay. Examinations and cleaning by the dentist or by a dental hygienist every six months, beginning at about 18 months of age, are also a part of good dental care. The dentist can have the assistance of dental care today hygienist work under the supervision of dentists and perform many of their functions clean teeth by removing deposits and stains, apply fluorides check for decay or diseases take X-rays and record information. Hygienists also advice about nutrition and oral hygiene.

X-rays constitute a vital part of the dental examination. Dental X-rays are important for adults too, because they permit the dentists to see the state of your tooth, gums and roots.

Disorders in teeth can also be rectified with treatment. diet, general health, structural defects of teeth and heredity are the major factors that can contribute disorders of the teeth and gums the most common problem is tooth decay eventually need to loss of an entire tooth irregularities of teeth are corrected by dentists.

Most of the Indians do not give importance to the above factors. They simply think that a dentists' work is only the extraction of tooth. They are unaware of the health problems and some psychiatric problems are due to the decay and disorder of tooth. Disorder of tooth disfigures a person and this causes many psychiatric problems. Bad breath also makes these problems more acute. The toxic substance goes to the stomach and it causes general weakness of the body.

Education is an important factor in reducing tooth decay. In western countries, some school systems have dental programmes in which dentists regularly examine childrens' teeth. Others have visiting dentists or hygienists, often sponsored by toothpaste manufacturers who teach children about oral hygiene or proper tooth and gum care. These programmes are especially to children who may otherwise remain unexposed to this information. Community wide education programmes have stressed the sodium fluoride has reduced the incidents of tooth decay by as much as 65%.

Though there are number of dental colleges in India, the quality of education and learning are maintained only by few. Dental education in India has brought under the enactment of Dentist Act passed by central Govt in the year 1948 and with the constitution and functioning of the Dental Council of India; the study of dental education has flourished well to the need of the society. The Dental Council of India recognize the well established colleges in India and the students passed out of these colleges can practice in any part of the country indeed abroad also.

The dental education the study of community, and preventive dentistry has got major role in the society. It makes the rural people aware of dental problems its prevention and also treatment. Our college conducts frequent dental camps in various rural areas with the help of its mobile hospital unit, which moves to the rural area and educates the public.