Danta is the the Sanskrit word for tooth.
We can find information about Danta in the Ayurvedic classical texts of the
+Charaka and Sushruta Samhita
+ Astanga Samgraha and
+ Kasyapa Samhita. Acharya Kasyapa is the pioneer of the field and has a separate chapter on Dantajanmika (dentation).
Teeth are considered an updadhatu of Asthi dhatu (bone tissue).
In Ayurveda it is mentioned that the tooth eruption (dantopatti kala) is best when a child is 8 months old.
Names of various teeth have been given by Kashapya. These are: Rajadanta, Vasta, Damstra, and Hanavya. The middle two teeth are Rajadanta (incisor) and are considered sacred. Teeth by the side of Rajadanta are called Vasta (canines) and other teeth by the side of it are called Damstra (pre-molar). The rest are called Hanavya (molar) and named because are helpful in mastication.