“It’s terrifying how many patients don’t know what for is a dental floss. They don’t use it and think that is just a whim. My heart fails!”
I agree with the dentist’s opinion and my heart fails, too. But…. I’ve got to the bottom of this situation. And at the bottom is a dentist.
Is there anyone better than a dentist to show how to use a dental floss?
Is it possible to demonstrate how to use a dental floss during a dental visit?
Is it possible to give a brave patient a dental floss?
Is it possible to organize an action from “a dental floss to a smile”?
Is it better to take care about prophylaxis or treatment?
How to start?
During a dental visit encourage to use a dental floss telling about advantages.
It’s crucial to show how to use it ( it can be done by a dental doctor, an assistant, a hygienist, a video, an educational film in a waiting room, etc.)
Choose a dental floss as a gadget. It useful to add info about a dental practice on it.
Next visit ask about how is flossing. And praise for even one tooth which has been flossed well. Keep in mind that forming a habit needs time, patience and support.
Take care about patients- parents. If you teach them, you have more chances that their children will follow them.
And this way using a floss we can catch our patients’ hearts painlessly!