Friends and Family Play a Role in How We Care for Our Teeth
Everyone has family and acquaintances who make up their personal social network. So it’s natural that we turn to them when we have questions or are seeking information about our oral health.
In 2008, a study was conducted at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where residents of Boston Public Housing were surveyed. The goal was to understand the impact these social structures have on their oral health.
The Results of the Study
Science Daily recently published the results and concluded that there is indeed a strong influence with these connections and the way we process dental health information. Over 1,000 residents were surveyed, and it was found that most people tend to trust the word of others in their network over that of an outsider, even a healthcare professional.
This is a good sign that dental professionals can take advantage of these social structures to help support good oral health. When dentists develop trusting, respectful relationships, patients feel comfortable turning to them as an informed source for oral health information.
We Care about Your Well-Being
At Orland Oaks Dental, our doctors take pride in building patient relationships on a foundation of mutual trust and respect. We are a highly trained, skilled team and work together so that your visits are pleasant, informative, and productive. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of preventive care and provide honest and ethical recommendations if a problem occurs.
Please Call for Your Appointment
If you are looking for a dentist in Orland Park, IL who is committed to helping you achieve excellent oral health, please call Dr. Robert Stanford and Dr. Brian Walczak We are always happy to accept new patients, and we look forward to meeting you and your family.