Education on home care is an important part of the dental hygiene appointment. Helping patients choose the appropriate toothbrush is a great starting place to encourage patients to adapt and improve their home care regimens. Educating patients about the different toothbrush options available will help them make an informed decision about which brush would be best for their oral health needs.
Technology is always advancing, and there are many new power toothbrushes available to patients. Staying familiar with those advances will allow dental professionals to make the best recommendation for patients.
Many patients assume that it is normal for their teeth to hurt when they eat or drink something hot or cold. However, as dental professionals we know that dentinal hypersensitivity is a common condition that can interfere with our patients’ quality of life. It is important to identify patients who are silently suffering from dentinal hypersensitivity and provide solutions for relief.