Dental health relevant to hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing

Motegi, Nobuo, Watters, Charles and Marrable, Tish (2020) Dental health relevant to hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing. Journal of Oral Healthcare, 1 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

There is scarce literature linked to wellbeing including hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing in dentistry. Specifically, regarding dental diseases, pain and irritable feeling in person cause hedonic wellbeing, while, serious pain causes not only hedonic but also eudaimonic wellbeing because of malnutrition, insomnia, growth and development.

Moreover, severe pain leads to lower physical activity, diminishing learning abilities and aggravating the absence of school.

In addition, children's bad condition gives a serious impact on parent's work condition due to visiting dentist with children. Furthermore, a high level of tooth decay incurs in a crucial risk of hospitalization.

Concerning periodontal disease, bleeding tooth movability in person cause hedonic wellbeing and bad breath brings about eudemonic as well as hedonic wellbeing owing to unpleasant smell in surrounding areas.

Objectives
Wellbeing comprising hedonic and eudaimonic theories with oral health is unveiled.

Methods
Two point of views based on hedonic and eudaimonic approach are implemented. Additionally, dental health is divided into three parts, tooth decay, periodontal disease and tooth loss. As a result, they can compare to three categories.

Results
It was indicated that tooth decay, periodontal disease and tooth loss have a great influence on hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing.

Conclusions
Oral health has a robust integration to general health and wellbeing. In consequence, good oral health can advance eudaimonic and hedonic wellbeing. Eudaimonic wellbeing can enhance personal growth, promote positive relationships and purpose in life (achievement of goal), while hedonic wellbeing can promote hope, joy and pride (pleasure fulfilment).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
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Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2020 07:35
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 07:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/94210

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