Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 19 July 2011 14:49
Twitter users are frequently posting their stories of toothaches and seeking advice from other users. The impact on dentistry is positive any way you look at it.
The study regarding this phenomenon “Public Health Surveillance of Dental Pain via Twitter,” appeared in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR).
To compile the data, the research team combed through the content of Twitter posts involving dental pain. There were 1,000 tweets chosen randomly from 4,859 total tweets throughout the course of seven days, nonconsecutively. All aspects of the issues were categorized, including the pain, actions taken, the results on daily life, etc.