School of Dentistry research professor to study social media dependency and its effects on oral health

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Dr. Maryam Amin's application entitled Social media addiction, parental mental health, and children's oral health among recent immigrants will examine the effect that social media dependency may have on the oral health of young immigrant families. She says, "This isn't just about going to the dentist. We want to see what would prevent parents from caring for their oral health and that of their children."

Previous research has shown that immigrants, especially recent immigrants, are more dependant on social media than non-immigrants and that social media dependency can cause anxiety or depression. Amin says, "Social networks have become not only socialization but also a source of information, and we think they affect oral health."

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Original Article Source Credits:   University of Alberta  , https://www.ualberta.ca/

Article Written By:  Jessalyn King 

Original Article Posted on:  31 July 2020

Link to Original Article:  https://www.ualberta.ca/school-of-dentistry/about-us/dentistrynews/2020/july/ohcyff-amin.html



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