In a University study, learning how to brush your teeth using a video selfie has been shown to improve the oral health and teeth brushing skills of the participants in the study - who would have thought even a short few years ago that the smartphone would become a tool in better dental hygiene?
The Science behind This Idea
The idea of taking selfies while brushing was the subject of a study at Case Western Reserve University.
Often people will brush without paying attention to how they are doing it, and brushing techniques are ingrained in muscle memory, so changing them can take some dedication.
Apparently this is where videoing yourself brushing your teeth can help, as the study showed people’s accuracy improved, as did the number of brush strokes. It’s thought the act of filming yourself brushing can help to disrupt bad habits, making it easier to change behaviors and to create new muscle memories. There is the possibility this could lead to a video based app for monitoring brushing techniques and which may help improve oral health.
The Real Experts – Midtown Dentistry Hygienist
If you can’t face videoing yourself while foaming at the mouth, then we have a simpler suggestion,
which is to ask us for help here at Midtown Dentistry. Our Houston dentist or hygienist can soon help improve your brushing skills. You will learn the correct techniques from the experts.
Proper Brushing Technique from Houston’s Dental Experts
There is a huge advantage in asking dental professionals for help, as our hygienist will have already closely examined your mouth and can identify areas that need more attention. We can also discuss which toothbrush to use, and which toothpastes might work best for your dental needs. This interactive and constructive approach could do a lot to help your dental health, so you can smile with confidence in your selfies.
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