Patient Communication and Gum Health

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How can we improve communication to encourage patients to commit to improving their gum health?

Find out more about the importance of encouraging your patients to consider improving their oral care routine for better gum health. Periodontal disease can have a long lasting psychological impact on patients, it was found that after the diagnosis of periodontal disease, patients had a reaction of shock (for not knowing they had an issue prior to the diagnosis), as well as anger and disappointment (towards previous caregivers for lack of information given to them).1-3

This Contributor Network article written by Brad Crump, DDS and his peers has evidence backed advice on how patients perceive at home maintenance of their periodontal disease. Read more about what determine a patient’s readiness to implement new oral health procedures. As dental professionals it is important to minimize any impact of stress, and offer an easy maintenance plan.

By downloading this article you can read more about:

  1. The psychological aspect of periodontal disease
  2. The role of the clinician/patient relationship
  3. The patient’s perception of value
  4. Additional support to help the patients maintain oprtimal gum health and oral care between professional cleanings from paradontax.

This article will discuss a few factors than can possibly improve how you communicate with your patients in order to improve their at-home maintenance programs.


Understanding the psychology of the dentin hypersensitivity patient

Understanding The Psychology Of The Dentin Hypersensitivity Patient

Do patients and dentists think dentin hypersensitivity is a minor oral health condition 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.

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Getting Mouthy About Sensitivity

Could simply asking if patients ever play with their food in their mouth be a springboard to create an opportunity to understand what oral health means to them? Find out more about taking a proactive approach with patients with dentin hypersensitivity in this article.

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Talking – The First Step To Trusting

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.

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