Tooth Loss – A Pivotal Point for Future Oral Care
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 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 experiences in 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 lifestyle 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.
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.
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.
Patient Communication and Gum Health
This article considers how dental professionals can improve communication to encourage patients to focus on improving their gum health, and includes practical tips and examples to help inspire behavior change.
Learn more about a variety of conditions patients can experience, including what causes them, how they impact patients' lives, and how they can be managed.
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