Want to Improve Your Oral Health? Take a Selfie!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Blogs | 0 comments

240_F_77771316_PIv5nCXy3LWz5BUaBkLBaxQxAB8EGdRWWho would have thought that taking a selfie video with your camera phone of tooth-brushing could help you improve your oral health habits? Probably not the first thing that came to your mind! However, research published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that filming smart phone video selfies of tooth-brushing can help individuals learn to enhance their brushing techniques and oral health care habits.

Researchers observed participants brushing habits before the study, assessing them on how long they spent brushing, and how they brushed, including their brushing motion and angle they placed their toothbrush. Then, participants were told to start filming their brushing at home. Researchers found an improvement in all areas except the amount of time spent brushing. There was an increase in the accuracy of brushing, and an 8 percent improvement in overall brushing skill. The researchers believe that by recording a selfie, individuals may become more cognizant of their brushing and form a desire to make sure they are brushing properly.

Make sure that you’re brushing your teeth properly. Take a look at this link for tips on toothbrushing. Dental selfies may play a great role in preventing oral health diseases from arising.

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. VanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

References:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810143748.htm

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