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Free Resources to Stop Smoking and Vaping

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented global health crisis, the need to stop smoking and vaping has been clearer and more urgent than ever.

Robin L. Poole, CRDH, MA, the current president of the Florida Dental Hygienist’s Association (FDHA), addresses the topic of quitting smoking in an open letter:

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Heart Surgery to Better Health – My Amazing Success Story

Better health can be achieved if we ask the right questions. By thinking more about the medicines, the food we eat and how to better supplement our diet, we can improve our health. Hopefully, my own story will inspire people to ask those questions, which will lead to better health.

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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.