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OHI Instruction/1 Liners

I feel like I am lacking in patient education. Can you all share with me some of your “1 liners” that you give to patients regarding better brushing, flossing, etc. What do you find is most effective and really convinces them to improve their OHI?



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My go-to one-liner is: If your hands bled when you washed them, you’d be concerned right? the same goes for your gums! Then I explain how the palm of the hand is the same surface area of gingival tissue and you’d go to the doctor and treat a sore that large.

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