Tooth Loss – A Pivotal Point for Future Oral Care

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A Pivotal Time For Change

This Contributor Network document focuses on the physical and psychological impacts of a patient’s first tooth loss and what you can do to help them transition to partial prostheses. Building upon this moment with a patient using new partial appliances can be challenging, but a patient centered approach can help you suggest new oral care behaviors. This can be a pivotal point in protecting their future oral health, with the potential to strengthen your relationship with the patient.

Consider the changing behaviors that can come from a transition to life with a new partial and use our GSK health partner tips on how to address these patient concerns. Take a deep dive into the patient perspective by reading the interviews from patients in Russia, Spain, and the US, revealing their psychological impact of transitioning to partials.

Download this Contributor Network article to read about how your peers, like Dr. Samantha Rawdin, a New York- based prosthodontist, handles her patients’ transition to using partial prostheses. You can learn more about the patient change in life style to effectively motivate your patients that now have partial dentures. In addition to aiding in the emotional transition, this article offers tips on how to recommend the use of Polident ProPartial as an addition to the patient’s oral care regime.


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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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.

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