Dental Facebook Posts – Ideas for Your Practice
On average, adults in the USA spend nearly two hours on social media networks per day(!). Facebook is in the lead with 2 billion users worldwide and offers a growing array of things you can do on the platform. From posting a status and sharing photos to getting news, selling items, or asking for recommendations – being on this social network has almost become a cultural requirement for both individuals and businesses.
Because people are now so transparent in sharing their lives publicly, they expect the same from businesses. Social media is a great place for your practice to showcase its personality, interact with current patients and drive more traffic (prospective patients) to your website.
But – people won’t be impressed if your dental practice’s Facebook page is bare, missing information, or simply promoting patients to come in. Instead, provide valuable and educational content to get people Liking and interacting with your page.
Need some help getting started? Here’s some ideas that you can take and use as your own the next time you hit social media writers block.
Post Idea 1
Have a toothache? Here are four ways to offer temporary relief (but in the meantime, make sure to call us to get it checked out):
- Rinse with warm water.
- Floss to remove food or debris that may be wedged between the teeth.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
- Apply an over-the-counter antiseptic containing benzocaine.
Post Idea 2
Frequent headaches? You might be grinding your teeth at night which can also hurt your sleep and damage your teeth. Find out if a mouth guard is something you should consider and ask us about it at your next appointment!
Post Idea 3
Did you know that in a lifetime, the average person spends 38 days brushing their teeth? #themoreyouknow #dentalfacts
Post Idea 4
Tooth decay is the world’s second most common disease (the common cold is #1). Take a few minutes morning and night to take care of your pearly whites!
Post Idea 5
The great debate – do you brush your teeth the moment you wake up, or wait until after breakfast? Comment below and watch out for tomorrow’s post on my viewpoints! Make sure to follow-up with a post with your views on morning brushing. Bonus: Tag people who commented on your original post so they can see your answer.
Now that you have content to post, the next step is to post frequently and consistently. Plus, Facebook has a tool that allows you to schedule posts in advance. Instead of needing to remember to post 3 times each week, you can dedicate an hour to scheduling out posts months in advance. This way you can focus your time spent weekly on social media to engaging with followers by commenting, replying, and liking their feedback and posts.
Watch the video below to learn how to schedule your content on Facebook.
Once you have a month’s worth of content on your page, it’s worth taking the time to view your Insights, or Facebook page analytics, to determine the best days and times to post, and adjust your scheduled posts accordingly.
Get 15 more ideas on what to post and download the FREE toolkit below.