Selfie Study Underlines the Importance of Good Dentist-Patient Communication, says Smile Boutique Beverly Hills

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Commenting on a recent article, the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area dental office notes that, when patients and dentists listen to each other, results tend to improve.

Paying attention to correct brushing techniques can have real benefits.

When patients are prepared to provide accurate information to their dental care providers and when those providers pay proper attention, better dental outcomes are very likely to be the result.

An August 11 article on Medical Daily reports on a Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine study showing improved dental hygiene after patients took video selfies of themselves brushing their teeth and then shared the videos with dental professionals. Dental clinic Smile Boutique Beverly Hills notes that the studies indicates that, when patients are prepared to provide accurate information to their dental care providers and when those providers pay proper attention, better dental outcomes are very likely to be the result. The dental clinic notes that communication in dentistry is important in a number of situations, including:

Aesthetic Dentistry: Everyone wants to have an attractive smile, but priorities differ; some of us mainly want whiter teeth, others may be more concerned with their shape and how they might interact with other facial features. Smile Boutique Beverly Hills notes that their staff of dental professionals work closely with patients to find out exactly what improvement patients are seeking and then do their best to achieve those goals whenever practical. The clinic adds that its staff is ready to use a range of techniques to help make patients’ cosmetic dentistry goals a reality, including the latest in onlays and porcelain veneers and crowns, Beverly Hills dental implants, and gum contouring – as well as the very latest in teeth whitening technology. Some patients who may be interested in more extensive changes are benefitting from the clinic’s special such techniques as instant implants in Beverly Hills at their offices, notes Smile Boutique Beverly Hills.

Restorative Dentistry: For patients with dental issues that go beyond cosmetic problems, Smile Boutique Beverly Hills notes that there are numerous techniques to make sure that teeth not only look better, but function in a healthy and appropriate way. In these cases, it is important, the clinic adds, that patients and their dentists all understand their oral health situation as clearly as possible. Specifically, the clinic notes that it is important for patients to let doctors know all of the relevant information, including such matters as tooth pain and sensitivity to cold, heat, or sweetness. The clinic adds that it’s equally important for dental professionals to listen closely to patients’ needs and to make sure patients understand the full range of available treatment options.

Preventive Dentistry: Preventing oral health problems before they start is obviously always the best approach, says Smile Boutique Beverly Hills. Still, the practice adds, while proper brushing and annual check-ups and teeth cleaning appointments are crucial, those steps can be made more productive by better communication between doctors and patients. This kind of communication might range from sharing home videos of regular brushing, to simply discussing various brushing techniques and such matters as whether or not patients choose to floss regularly, as well as how often they brush their teeth and for how long.

Whether readers who are interested learning about cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry at Smile Boutique Beverly Hills, they are invited to call the dental clinic’s office at (424) 281-0959 or visit its website at [

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