We live in the selfie age. Selfies of our toes on the beach. Selfies with our BFF’s. Selfies with our pets. What could be next? Dr. Lance T. Vernon at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine suggests that it could be tooth brushing! A study by Dr. Vernon indicates that using your smartphone to make a video of your brushing technique could improve the skill with which one brushes. As an orthodontist, I am in complete agreement with Dr. Vernon when he states that “dentists and patients (need to) focus more on prevention, rather than on fixing problems once they occur”. On the day that the braces are removed, I want to see both a beautiful AND a healthy smile that is not marred by decalcification (white or dark) marks on the teeth caused by poor brushing. If selfies are a way to prevent that, I am all for it! Say cheese!
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