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    6 things to say to get your patients to clean in between their teeth

    Giving patients something to relate to can help them to understand the importance of oral health.

    As dental hygienists, we all know the importance of our patients cleaning in between their teeth. The problem lies in trying to get them to actually do it!

    FlossingRelated reading: 7 benefits of better oral health

    Telling a patient he or she needs to floss more simply doesn’t get the point across. Patients need to hear why it’s important to clean in between their teeth and the consequences of not doing so. Analogies that give patients a clear visual or something to relate to just might allow them to have that “aha moment.” Here are six things to say to get your patients to clean in between their teeth.   

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    Kara Vavrosky, RDH
    Kara Vavrosky, RDH is an Editorial Director at Modern Hygienist, a part of the Modern Dental Network. She is best known for running the ...

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