3 ways to end the lie about flossing

Do you have patients that lie to you about flossing? There's a really good chance that you do. For all of the educating, encouraging, nudging, and even nagging about string floss, patients often don't do it. And yet, for optimal oral health, dental professionals know that brushing alone is not enough. Let's take a look at a few ways you can end the lie about flossing and get your patients on the road to improved oral health.

Deliver the message with kindness and compassion

A recent study found that when patients viewed a health care provider as compassionate, that boosted the odds that the patient would comply with the providers recommendation. Compassionate treatment has been found to reduce pain and anxiety, lower blood pressure, shorten hospital stays - and even reduce the length of the common cold.

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Find them an easy and effective alternative

What better way to show kindness and compassion to your patients than to help them find an easy and effective alternative to string floss. The Waterpik® Water Flosser is clinically proven to outperform string floss in removing plaque and reducing bleeding and gingivitis. It has been tested and found to improve oral health in people with orthodontic appliances, implants, crowns, bridges, and diabetes. It's easy to use, and all it takes is a minute day for improved oral health.

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Keep your sense of humor

In addition to kindness and compassion, try a little humor.  Humor may help reduce anxiety and stimulate positive emotions.  You can order our complimentary set of three End the Lie series posters by clicking the link below.

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