Prevention and control of dental erosion: Psychological management

Gracemary Leung, Bennett T. Amaechi

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Abstract

Dentists often come across patients with psychological difficulties that underlie their dental problems, and dealing with these may be an integral part of their treatment. This chapter explains how anxiety, fear, depression, obsessivecompulsive problems, and eating disorders may prevent these patients from seeking dental treatment or reluctant to learn how to improve on their dental health. It is important to emphasize that knowledge and skills involved in the psychological assessment and management can play an important part in the prevention of dental erosion. Psychoeducation leaflets are recommended to help them improve their future dental health. Dental schools can incorporate relevant psychological training in their core curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDental Erosion and Its Clinical Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages181-201
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319139937
ISBN (Print)9783319139920
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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