Cultural Symbolism Adorned on Enamel as Gold Choumps: A Case Report
Gold enamel choumps are intentional dental modifications of cultural significance, observed among certain tribal communities of India. The present case report is an illustration of this unique adornment practice in the Bhilala tribe of Madhya Pradesh. Gold tattoo or engravings on maxillary anterior teeth in this community, marks the onset of puberty among males and wearing those, is believed to invoke good fortune. This is the first reported case of enamel choumps in the Bhilala tribal community.