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.
If you had mentioned evidence based dentistry (EBD) to me during my time at dental school, I most likely would have rolled my eyes. Caught up in learning specific studies and statistics, it was easy to forget the importance of having scientific evidence behind every treatment and decision. However, evidence is key to delivering good patient outcomes in dentistry.
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.
The Fit 4 Prevention Mindset: 3) Healthy patients need you too! Help them protect their whole mouth health – for lasting peace of mind. Make ‘healthy patients’ central to your dental team’s work. Not only do they represent regular customers for preventive procedures – if satisfied, they could also become the most passionate recommenders of your dental practice.