Dental Social Media Post Ideas for March

As we enter the month of March, we are presented with a plethora of celebrations to look forward to – especially the coming of Spring! This month is jam-packed with national month and week-long holidays, ranging from Women's History Month to Dental Assistants Recognition Week. Not to mention individual days and holidays like St. Patrick's Day and National Dentists Day.

This article will go over various social media post ideas that dentists can use to commemorate these national month-long and week-long holidays, as well as individual days and holidays. We will also provide some additional post ideas for dentists to use to keep their social media pages active and engaging. So let's get started and look at the various ways dentists can use social media to connect with their audience this March.

February 23, 2023

Last Updated: February 23, 2023

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March Month and Weeklong Celebrations

National Women's History Month - March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize and honor women's contributions to all fields throughout history. Women have also played an important role in dentistry, and this holiday provides an opportunity to recognize some of the field's pioneers and trailblazers.

Highlight notable women in dentistry, such as Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the country's first female dentist who graduated from the Ohio Dental College in 1866, or the first African American woman to earn a dental degree in the US, Ida Gray Rollins in 1890!

Share motivational quotes from accomplished women in dentistry or related fields. Here are a few examples:

  1. "A smile is the universal welcome." - Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate and molecular biologist.
  2. "The art of medicine is in the details." - Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and public health researcher.
  3. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Dr. Gladys West, mathematician and developer of GPS technology.

Share an article about the history of dentistry and how it has changed over time for women. Here is a nice Timeline of Women in Dentistry, and Delta Dental's The History and Future of Women in Dentistry.

During the month of March, run a promotion offering a discount on dental services to women.

March is also National Nutrition Month, a time to emphasize the importance of good nutrition for overall health. Good nutrition is also important for maintaining good oral health, and this month is an excellent time to promote healthy eating habits for healthy teeth and gums.

Give advice on how to maintain a healthy diet that promotes good oral health.

Share recipes for tooth-friendly healthy snacks.

Share fascinating information about how certain foods can affect oral health, such as how dairy products can help strengthen teeth.

  1. Apples and carrots, for example, are crunchy fruits and vegetables that can help clean teeth and remove plaque buildup. Chewing on these foods stimulates saliva production, which helps to neutralize acids in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.
  2. Catechins, which are found in green tea, have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Green tea consumption on a regular basis may help to improve oral health.
  3. Vitamin C-rich foods, such as oranges, strawberries, and kiwi, can help improve gum health by increasing collagen production and decreasing inflammation. Vitamin C deficiency can cause bleeding gums and other oral health problems.

Provide information on how nutrition can affect children's oral health and tips for parents on how to promote healthy eating habits.

National Social Work Month also falls in March and is a time to recognize the critical role that social workers play in advocating for and providing services to vulnerable populations. Access to dental care is a critical issue for many of these populations, and this month is an excellent opportunity to highlight the important work that social workers do to address this issue.

Discuss the importance of oral health in overall health and how social workers can help advocate for dental care access.

Share stories about social workers who have assisted patients in obtaining necessary dental services.

Provide dental hygiene advice to people who have limited access to dental care.

Inform people about programs that provide dental care to low-income families or underserved communities.

Share information about the role of social workers in increasing access to dental care for those in need.

  1. According to an American Dental Association study, 42% of adults in the United States do not visit the dentist as frequently as they would like. It is estimated that by collaborating with social workers, community organizations, and dental clinics, 50 million more Americans could gain access to dental care.
  2. A University of Michigan study, discovered that social workers working in a dental clinic increased patient satisfaction by 40%. Another study conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research discovered that social workers played an important role in increasing low-income children's access to dental care.
  3. According to a Pew Charitable Trusts study, children from low-income families are twice as likely as children from higher-income families to develop tooth decay. By connecting families with resources to address poverty, housing instability, and food insecurity, social workers can help address these underlying social determinants of health.

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a time to promote understanding and acceptance of people with developmental disabilities. People with developmental disabilities may have special oral health needs, and this month is an excellent time to raise awareness of these requirements and the importance of dental care for this population.

Highlight information about how people with developmental disabilities may have special oral health needs and how dental professionals can assist in meeting those needs.

Provide caregivers with advice on how to help people with developmental disabilities maintain good oral hygiene.

Share information about organizations that offer dental care to people with developmental disabilities.

  1. Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) - SCDA is a professional organization dedicated to promoting oral health for people with special needs, including those with developmental disabilities. They provide dental professionals with resources, education, and support to help improve the oral health of people with special needs.
  2. AADMD - The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry is a professional organization dedicated to improving the oral health of people with developmental disabilities. They provide dental professionals with resources, education, and training, as well as advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
  3. Special Smiles is a Special Olympics program that provides athletes with intellectual disabilities with free dental screenings, oral health education, and preventive services. The program is staffed by volunteer dental professionals and has provided care to over 1 million athletes worldwide.

National Sleep Awareness Week is observed in March as a time to promote good sleep habits and raise awareness of sleep-related issues. Sleep apnea is a common sleep-related issue that can have an impact on oral health, and this week provides an opportunity to raise awareness about it and the role that dental professionals can play in diagnosing and treating it.

Disseminate information about how sleep apnea can affect oral health and how dental professionals can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Give advice on how to improve sleep habits, such as avoiding screen time before bed or developing a consistent bedtime routine.

Share interesting statistics about how sleep habits can affect oral health, such as how teeth grinding during sleep can cause tooth damage.

  1. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is thought to affect 8-10% of adults and can result in significant tooth damage over time. The American Sleep Association reports that bruxism can result in tooth wear, chipping, and cracking, as well as damage to dental restorations such as fillings and crowns.
  2. Sleep apnea, a condition that causes breathing interruptions during sleep, affects an estimated 22 million Americans. People who suffer from sleep apnea are more likely to suffer from dry mouth, gum disease, and tooth decay.
  3. Snoring is a common sleeping habit that can have an impact on your oral health. Snoring, according to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, can cause throat and mouth dryness, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  4. Sleep deprivation can also have an impact on oral health. People who get less than 6 hours of sleep per night are more likely to develop gum disease, according to research. This could be due to changes in the body's immune system caused by sleep deprivation.

Take some fun (staged!) photos of your doctors or staff asleep at the job, or patients pretending to be asleep during their procedure.

Dental Assistants Recognition Week (5-11) - In early March, Dental Assistants Recognition Week is observed to recognize the important role that dental assistants play in providing quality dental care. Dental assistants are an important part of the dental team, and this week is a great time to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication.

Inform people about the vital role that dental assistants play in providing high-quality dental care.

Share fascinating facts about dental assistants, such as the education and training needed to become a dental assistant.

  1. Dental assistants receive on-the-job training and continuing education in addition to their formal education to stay current on the latest techniques and technologies in oral healthcare. This could include digital radiography, infection control, and dental materials and instruments training.
  2. Dental assistants take patient medical histories, prepare patients for procedures, assist with dental procedures, and educate patients about oral hygiene and care.
  3. When it comes to oral healthcare, dental assistants can choose to specialize in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, or oral surgery. This may necessitate additional education and training, but it may also result in higher pay and more job opportunities.

Share heartwarming stories about dental assistants who have made a positive impact in their communities. These stories can come from interviewing some of the DAs and RDAs on your staff about their journey into dentistry and what they love about their job!

March is National Craft Month, a time to celebrate creativity and the enjoyment of crafting. Crafting can be a rewarding and enjoyable activity, but it's important to understand how certain materials and activities can affect oral health. This month is an excellent time to encourage crafters to practice good oral hygiene and to share fun dental-themed craft ideas.

Share your toothbrush holder craft or DIY toothbrush holder ideas.

Make a tooth fairy pillow or a toothbrush holder for kids using fun dental-themed craft ideas.

Purchase some fun dental crafts on Amazon for your waiting room. Kids can have fun putting these crafts together and your office can share photos on social media. (Bendable Figurings, Coloring Book)

Give people who share photos of their dental-themed crafts on social media a discount on dental services.

Spring Month: March marks the start of spring in many parts of the world, a time of renewal and growth. As we emerge from the cold winter months, it's important to assess our oral health and ensure we're following good oral hygiene practices. As we enter a new season, this month provides an opportunity to promote good oral hygiene habits and encourage people to take care of their teeth and gums.

Share oral health spring cleaning tips, such as replacing old toothbrushes and deep cleaning oral appliances.

During the spring months, offer a promotion for dental services, such as a discount on teeth whitening or dental cleanings.

Share posts about how seasonal allergies can affect oral health and provide allergy management tips to protect teeth and gums.

Emphasize the importance of good oral hygiene habits for a healthy spring season, such as regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental checkups.

Share "Spring Cleaning" photos from around the office!

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Individual Days and Holidays

*Please keep in mind that some national holidays differ depending on where you live. For example, National Tooth Fairy Day is observed on August 22nd in the United States and February 28th in the United Kingdom. Although we have done our best to include this information in our list, we recommend conducting a quick Google search before posting to confirm the dates in your region.

There are great opportunities in March to educate and engage our patients on the importance of good oral health, from National Dentists Day to World Oral Health Day. We're also celebrating important global events like International Women's Day and World Wildlife Day, as well as some lighthearted fun for St. Patrick's Day and the start of Spring.

March 3rd - World Wildlife Day: This holiday aims to raise awareness and appreciation for the world's wild animals and plants. Here are some creative social media post ideas for a dental office to celebrate this day:

  • Elephants have six sets of molars throughout their lives, each weighing up to 5 pounds. Elephants, like us, must take care of their teeth!
  • Celebrate World Wildlife Day by pledging to use environmentally friendly oral care products! Many dental products, such as toothbrushes and floss, end up in landfills and have the potential to harm wildlife. To reduce your environmental impact, try using bamboo toothbrushes or compostable floss.
  • On World Wildlife Day, share a fun animal-themed meme or joke to lighten the mood and spread some cheer!

March 6th - National Dentists Day: The purpose of National Dentists Day is to recognize and celebrate the important work that dentists do. Here are some creative social media post ideas to honor your dental team and show your patients your gratitude:

  • Share a group photo of your dental team with your followers and introduce them! You get extra points if you include some interesting facts about each team member.
  • In the comments, invite your patients to share their favorite dental puns or jokes! We've provided a couple of awful (sorry, great) ones above!
  • Share some fascinating dental facts with your followers, such as how the first toothbrush was invented in China in the 1400s using pigs' neck bristles!
  • Share information about some of the most famous celebrity dentists in history such as Ken Jeong, Laurence Olivier, and Mark Spitz.

March 8th - International Women's Day: International Women's Day is a worldwide celebration of women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. Here are some innovative social media post ideas to celebrate women's contributions to dentistry and health:

  • Share a photo or story about a pioneering woman in dentistry, such as Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first American woman to earn a dental degree in 1866.
  • To encourage your followers to speak out against gender bias and inequality in dentistry and healthcare, use the hashtag #ChooseToChallenge.
  • Collaborate with a local women's health organization or charity to provide underserved women in your community with free dental services or education.
  • Interview and/or take photos of some of your female team members and ask them what International Woman's Day means to them.

March 8th - National "No Smoking" Day: The goal of National "No Smoking" Day is to encourage smokers to quit for good. You can play an important role in helping your patients quit smoking and improve their oral health as a dental office. To help spread the word, here are some creative social media post ideas:

  • Share some shocking statistics about smoking's impact on oral health. Smokers, for example, are twice as likely as nonsmokers to lose teeth, and smoking is a major cause of gum disease.
  • Provide smokers who want to quit with resources and support, such as information about nicotine replacement therapy or local smoking cessation programs.
  • Share some success stories about patients who quit smoking and improved their oral health.

March 9th - False Teeth Day: False Teeth Day honors the history and evolution of dentures and false teeth. Here are some inventive social media post ideas to educate your followers on the fascinating world of dentures:

  • Share some interesting denture history facts, such as how George Washington famously wore a set of wooden dentures (which were actually made of a combination of human, animal, and ivory teeth!).
  • Give denture wearers some advice, such as how to properly clean and care for dentures or how to adjust to wearing them for the first time.
  • Share some heartwarming stories about patients who have regained their confidence and quality of life thanks to dentures or other tooth replacement options. This may include interviewing some denture-wearing guests who are willing to share their stories.
  • To lighten the mood and engage your followers, share a funny meme or comic about dentures.

March 17th - St. Patrick's Day: St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that honors Irish culture and heritage. Here are some social media post ideas to share some Irish luck with your followers:

  • Share some dental-friendly holiday tips, such as avoiding sticky or sugary treats and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Share a photo of your team dressed in green and encourage your followers to comment with their own St. Patrick's Day photos!
  • To make your followers smile, share a fun St. Patrick's Day-themed dental meme or joke.

March 20th - Beginning of Spring: The first days of Spring are a time of renewal and growth. Here are some creative social media post ideas to celebrate the season while also encouraging your followers to care for their oral health:

  • Spring is a great time for "Spring cleaning" and is a great opportunity to remind your followers to change their toothbrush or electronic toothbrush heads every three to four months according to the American Dental Association.
  • It's a great time to decorate your office with spring flowers and show pictures. A new spring-like environment will make your guests' visit more enjoyable and tranquil.
  • Share some fun outdoor activities, such as hiking or biking, to get your followers moving and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.
  • Springtime events: Share springtime events in your area that promote oral health, such as charity walks, dental fairs, or community health fairs. Encourage your followers to attend and participate in the festivities.

March 20th - World Oral Health Day: World Oral Health Day is a global event held on March 20th each year to raise awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene and its impact on overall health. The FDI World Dental Federation organizes the event, which promotes oral health education and advocacy. The day serves as a reminder for people to practice good oral hygiene and emphasizes the importance of regular dental checkups. It is a chance for organizations and individuals to collaborate in order to promote oral health and prevent dental disease.

  • Share some important oral health statistics, such as how over 3.5 billion people worldwide suffer from oral diseases and how poor oral health is linked to other health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.
  • Provide advice on how to maintain good oral health, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental checkups.
  • Share some inspiring stories about patients who have improved their oral health with the assistance of your dental office.
  • Collaborate with a local school or community organization to provide underserved populations with free oral health screenings or education.

8 Additional Dental Post Ideas for March

Apart from month-long and week-long events, March has some interesting spring ideas to share on social media. Here are 8 more March social media post ideas.

  1. March Madness Challenge: Encourage your staff and guests to share their NCAA basketball tournament picks and predictions. Just be sure to consult state laws regarding the legality of in-office gambling before sharing too many photos online!
  2. Spring Cleaning Challenge: Make a Facebook challenge: Encourage your followers to take part in a "Spring Cleaning Challenge" to promote good oral health. Request that they post a photo of their oral hygiene supplies (toothbrush, floss, mouthwash) and tag your practice. Ask them to share a tip for maintaining good oral hygiene for added engagement. Consider awarding a prize to the person who shares the most creative or helpful tip to encourage participation. You could give the winner a free dental cleaning, a toothbrush, or another dental product.
  3. National Grammar Day (March 4th): Share a post about the value of clear communication in dentistry and how good grammar can help. Emphasize how using proper grammar in dental marketing materials can help boost patient trust and credibility. To commemorate the holiday, share an amusing dental-related grammar joke or meme.
  4. Plant a Flower Day (March 12th): To commemorate "National Plant a Flower Day," create social media posts emphasizing the benefits of gardening for oral health and overall well-being and inform people about how gardening can help them relax, get some exercise, and eat healthier. You can also give advice on how to grow flowers and other plants that are good for oral health, such as mint, which has breath-freshening properties. Additionally, consider holding a planting contest for your followers, encouraging them to share photos of their newly planted flowers, and tagging your practice. A prize could be given to the person who has the most creative or beautiful garden. You can also share healthy spring recipes that promote good oral health, such as those containing fresh fruits and vegetables or herbal teas or highlight local community gardens and encourage followers to participate, as this can be a great way to promote healthy habits and connect with others who enjoy gardening and living a healthy lifestyle.
  5. World Maths Day (March 14th): Consider creating a social media post that combines a fun math fact about oral health with a reminder to maintain good oral hygiene to commemorate a holiday or occasion. You could, for example, share the number of teeth in an adult mouth and explain how basic math can help patients understand dental procedures and treatment costs. Use the post to emphasize the importance of daily oral hygiene by reminding patients to brush and floss their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. This type of content is engaging, educational, and encourages healthy habits that can lead to improved oral health.
  6. National Quilting Day (March 19th): Share photos of some of the best and funniest dental quilts from around the internet such as this or this. Ask the staff if anyone has either participated in or knows of a family quilt they can share a photo of and explain its history.
  7. National Goof Off Day (March 22nd): This is the chance for the staff to run wild and let their hair down. There are a number of ways you can celebrate in-office such as wearing funny costumes playing light-hearted pranks on other staff members and just generally acting like a kid. We all like to goof off from time to time and National Goof Off Day provides a great opportunity to do so. Just be sure to take photos and document your hijinks online!
  8. National Spinach Day (March 26): To commemorate National Spinach Day, a dental office can create social media posts promoting the oral health benefits of spinach. Share healthy spinach recipes, such as spinach salad or smoothies, and emphasize the benefits of spinach for healthy teeth and gums. Spinach is high in vitamins and minerals, which are essential for maintaining good oral health. One cup of spinach contains about 25% of the recommended daily calcium intake, more than 100% of the recommended daily vitamin C intake, and more than 65% of the recommended daily folic acid intake. These nutrients can aid in the prevention of tooth decay, the strengthening of tooth enamel, and the prevention of gum disease. Because of the compounds in spinach that can neutralize bad breath, it is also a natural breath freshener. Including spinach in your diet can help improve your oral health and overall well-being.

To summarize, March is an exciting month with a variety of holidays to celebrate and observe. Dental practices can engage with their followers, strengthen their online presence, and demonstrate their commitment to the community by utilizing dental social media post ideas during these holidays. There are numerous opportunities for dental practices to connect with their followers and promote positive messages on social media, ranging from recognizing women's contributions to promoting good nutrition and dental health. So, take inspiration from these dental social media post ideas and get creative with your social media marketing efforts to leave a lasting impression on your audience.