Chronic diseases not only affect senior dental patients’ overall health, but may also have negative effects on their oral health. A key part of geriatric dentistry is helping elderly patients maintain a healthy mouth when they are coping with a systemic condition.
74% of the general population is affected by dentin hypersensitivity. Many people may think that it’s just a way of life. Luckily, there are ways to avoid and perhaps ease discomfort. Check-out our patient education infographic on dentin hypersensitivity, which is perfect for use in your waiting room or office.
New research from Colgate reveals how little we know about the health of our mouths despite 84% of Europeans claiming to lead a healthy lifestyle. More than nine in 10 say they proactively look after their health (93%) but only 15% of the respondents polled across Europe view the health of their mouth as a priority.
Dentin hypersensitivity affects the enjoyment of daily activities and quality of life, and many patients aren’t aware that it is a manageable condition. As dental professionals, we can be at the forefront of patient education and management of dentin hypersensitivity, and make positive changes to the lives of our patients.