Self Help Guide to Dental Hygiene
Teaching a patient to take better care of their teeth changes their life. As their smile lightens and tissues look healthier, their confidence increases. This effect trickles down through their body and to family members when attention is given to the mouth when there is no pain. Such changes affect the patients view of preventative care.
Self Help Guide to Dental Hygiene, by Leah M. Nelson, RDH, encourages that thought process of personal involvement and ownership of their mouth. This guide features 56 pages of color photographs and x-rays to educate patients about their teeth. In the Self Help Guide are definitions of oral issues, instructions on oral hygiene devices with positive and negative aspects of each, and dental insurance code information to enable the patient to call their insurance about dental coverage. The guide is available for purchase though Barnes&Noble.com and Amazon.com (links below).