Introduction to Oral Biology

Many of the people enjoy delightful food, they eat different types of food, as they intake these food which results in release of acids into our mouth which dissolves the dentine outer layer of the teeth, and we feel pain in gums and teeth which may sometimes lead to tooth decay. As mouth is the main passageway or entrance to the body it acts as a barrier to several many invaders like bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites etc., leads to dental caries and several other oral diseases or infections reduces the oral health.

Oral Biology

The study of oral cavity and its related problems is known as oral biology, it deals in study and treatment of several oral and dental related problems, whereas among them cavities are still the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. A proper oral health care has to be taken to treat them, by avoiding unhealthy diet for both dental and general health, a healthy diet plays an important role in controlling and preventing many of the oral related problems and infections.

The field of oral biology blends fundamental scientific disciplines in unique and fascinating ways to meet the challenges of developing new and highly effective ways to manage, cure or prevent diseases and developmental defects. Thus, diet and dental caries should be given greater importance as they can be an indicator of the probability of future degenerative diseases. Dentists need to take additional training to carry out more complex procedures such as General anesthesia, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and implants.

While many oral diseases are unique and self-limiting, poor conditions in the oral cavity can lead to poor general health. Conditions in the oral cavity may be indicative of systemic diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, AIDS, different blood diseases(including malignancies and lymphoma) etc. A dental visit means being examined by a doctor of oral health capable of diagnosing and treating conditions that can range from routine to extremely complex. Moreover, oral diseases present unsolved scientific challenges and novel biological phenomena.

Journal of Oral Biology

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