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Do patients and dentists think dentin hypersensitivity is a minor oral health issue or a chronic condition? This article asks whether it is time to reappraise the condition in order to help patients and also strengthen the dentist-patient relationship.
Could simply asking if patients ever play with their food in their mouth be a springboard to understand what oral health means to them? Find out more about taking a proactive approach with patients with dentin hypersensitivity in this article.
Talking – The First Step To Trusting
For some patients dental visits are stressful. Could talking about issues at the mild end of the oral health spectrum, like sensitive teeth, help patients feel more comfortable? Find out more in this article.
Tooth Loss – A Pivot Point For Future Oral Care
First tooth loss is an important psychological moment for patients. This article considers how dental practitioners can support patients at this pivotal moment in order to help protect remaining dentition.
Patient Communication and Gum Health
This article by Brad Crump DDS, MS considers how as dental professionals you can improve communication to encourage patients to commit to improving their gum health. With practical tips and examples, this article will inspire new ideas for behavior change in relation to patient gum health.
Sarah Jackson RDH, MSDH, Professor of Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington University provides insight into the condition of dentin hypersensitivity. The article outlines causes, patient impacts and also recommends advice for patients to treat and prevent the condition including toothpaste choices.
This article outlines the importance of patients' dietary intake and eating habits in their oral care. It considers where diet may play a role in enamel erosion (from dietary acids) and also the potential impacts of malnutrition. The author Joy D. Void-Holmes also shares practical tips and advice for incorporating dietary consideration as part of patient care.