A New Study Shows That Those Closest to Us Can Affect Our Oral Health
We all have personal social networks made up of friends, family, and acquaintances who influence the information we receive and decisions we make about our oral health.
In 2008, a researcher from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine turned her focus to understanding how social structures impact states of health by surveying residents of Boston public housing.
The results were published in Science Daily and conclude that these types of personal connections do indeed have a strong influence on how we process health information. Of the 1,000 residents surveyed, it was found that most tend to trust the word of people they know over that of an outsider.