Many people find going for a dental checkup to be a little bit scary, possibly due to the fact that lying in the chair puts patients in a vulnerable position. Some dental care instruments also look a little intimidating, until you learn that they are used to perform simple, painless tasks.
However, UPI reveals that surprisingly many patients are sending and receiving email and text messages while their dentist is trying to complete his work. The Chicago Dental Society reportedly surveyed its members via Facebook about their use of cell phones during dental checkups.
Approximately 46 percent of dentists responded that they have trouble completing exams if their patients are busy with a cell phone. Due to this, a total of 32 percent have decided to display a sign in their office requesting that patients turn off their devices when having treatment.
The American Dental Association suggests that adults visit their dentist for regular dental checkups. It is important that the patient and dental care provider have a good relationship, such that both feel comfortable talking about affordable procedures and which work is beneficial financially and health-wise.
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