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Oral Wellness: Health’s Essential Component

By Demika Levy, RDH in Dubai

People often ask me about oral wellness.

As the times change, so does the moniker that defines my role and the treatment I provide to my patients. As a hygienist, I am responsible for educating patients about their oral health. Oral health involves having them understand the connection between the biofilm in their mouths and the impact on the oral structures and the other systems in the body.

Therefore, oral wellness is a component of Total Body Wellness. This incorporates the health, function, and aesthetics of the oral cavity. All three—health, function, and aesthetics—are the optimum of oral wellness. Read on to learn why.