March 20 is World Oral Health Day. The World Health Organisation defines Oral Health as “a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking and psycho-social well-being.” It is a key indicator of overall health, well-being and quality of life.
Let us help in the promotion of good oral hygiene habits and encourage regular dental check-ups to help us have a lifetime of well-being and better quality of life as we age.
Remember: “Your teeth are handy when you smile. So keep your teeth around a while!” – Dr Seuss
For further information on this topic or other wellness requirements, please do not hesitate to reach out to Marie Yvette Soriano-Jaramillo, MD, FPCOM, Regional Health and Wellness Director at Yvette_jaramillo@jltasia.com
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