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.
These results are a good indication that dental professionals can use these social structures to support good oral health. By developing respectful, trusting relationships, we can help patients feel comfortable turning to an informed source for their oral health information.
Trust a Team of Professionals Who Care
At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry in Tucson, AZ, we pride ourselves on taking time to build patient relationships built on mutual trust and respect. We know that by treating you as a mature adult without judging or lecturing you about past habits that you are far more likely to turn to us when you have questions or if there is a problem.
Our team is highly trained, and we work seamlessly together to ensure that the time you spend with us is pleasant, stress-free, and productive. We will show you and your family the benefits of preventive services like dental exams and cleanings and always provide you with the most honest and ethical recommendations.
Please Call our Tuscon Office for Your Appointment
Dr. Michael Allen and our team love welcoming new patients to our practice and look forward to meeting you. Please call our office to arrange a convenient appointment.