October marks Halloween, which is a great time to remind patients of how “scary” poor oral hygiene is. You can play with spooky themes and Halloween tropes to encourage patients to get their cleanings and appointments. You can also take this month to educate patients, especially children, about the importance of oral care after sweet treats.
October is also the National Dental Hygiene Month. It’s a great time to share hygiene reminders, tips, and even giveaways with your patients via social media. There are several other fun holidays you can post about such as:
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Emotional Wellness Month
- World Smile Day 10/2
- Share some of your patient’s most beautiful smiles (with their permission!)
- Columbus day 10/12
- National Dessert Day 10/14
- National Pumpkin Day 10/26
For the holidays, you can share relevant facts, tips, and suggestions to engage your patients on social media.