09 Jul Does technology really enhance our health and happiness?
As technology makes progress we are living longer years, diseases that used to be fatal, are not so anymore. The average lifespan for women is 85 years and for men 80 years. There are more medications and techniques available that allow us to overcome illness and even to live with them.
Yet, it is not enough. A number of organisations ask for more financial resources and this situation repeats itself every year. In other words there are more sick people and we already know that health relates not only to the physical but also to the mental, emotional and perhaps spiritual wellbeing of a person.
In Dentistry the scales are leaning towards making resources available to the more isolated areas. At this stage we have the means to have an Oral Healthy population and most of the researches and conferences deal with the area of regeneration and how to replace what is missing.
Missing a tooth or some teeth might not necessarily mean that a person can not be functional or healthy, but at the some time we aim at providing the ideal scenario to our patients.
Different charities and organisations are offering free dental services and only manpower is needed.
In terms of General Health we are not enjoying the same picture; we are becoming sicker and even mobile phones are nowadays a source of physical, social and mental ailments. It was supposed to be a device that would make our lives easier but as it is known it came with a catch.
It is doubtful whether conditions will improve and we might be missing something or doing something wrong, so perhaps we should think of making some changes , encourage a healthier way of living and practising living better.
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