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Etymology/ Definitionभक्षयेद्दन्तपवनं दन्तमांसान्यबाधयन् । निहन्ति गन्धं वैरस्यं जिह्वादन्तास्यजं मलम् । निष्कृत्य रुचिमाधत्ते सद्यो दन्तविशोधनम् । च. सू. ५।७२
ReferenceC.Su.5/72, A.H.Su.2/2
Literary MeaningCleansing of teeth
Implied MeaningIt is one of the procedures in the daily regime.
ElaborationAstringent and bitter tastes are advised for cleaning the teeth. Appropriate Dantakaasht`ha ( sticks ) or powders of plants like Karanja Karaveera Arka Maalatee etc. are used.
They should be of the size of the tip of the little finger in thickness and twelve Angula in length. They should also be straight with tips made like a soft brush. The teeth should be cleaned without hurting the gums.
Persons suffering from indigestion, vomiting, dyspnoea, thirst, ulceration etc. should not make use of sticks for cleansing teeth.
Contemporary ColloquialBrushing teeth

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