© Kamla-Raj 2004                                                                                            J. Soc. Sci., 8(1): 1-5 (2004)



Oral Health Behaviour Among Bhils of Rajasthan


Veena Bhasin


Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India


KEYWORDS Health care; dentition; environment; tribal


ABSTRACT The present study deals with the oral behaviour among Bhils, a tribal community of Rajasthan. The findings from this study indicated that there are no traditional or advanced/ improved methods of oral hygiene as such which form a part of tribe’s health behavior for the maintenance of oral health and prevention of oral diseases. Health education can be effectively incorporated in NGO-led development programmes in promoting the prevention of diseases and dental care can very well form the part of this. Development of the dental clinics and infrastructure to impart education about oral hygiene and dental care should form part of the health policy.


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