Fostering oral health is as equally important as promoting overall health. If neglected, it can cause oral issues like tooth decay, gum diseases, and missing teeth. It can further escalate to oral cancer, particularly among older people who smoke and drink heavily and frequently.
In addition, chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, hepatitis C, and even obesity can compromise oral health. On the other side of the spectrum, several studies suggest that poor oral health can cause particular diseases and affect overall health.
Understand that the dental industry is responsible for preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral diseases and disorders. That’s why it’s easy to see dental clinics sprouting elsewhere in the world. Not only do they foster oral health, but they also improve the patients’ dental functions and boost their oral aesthetics.
Dentists and other dental health professionals running dental practices take care of their immediate communities’ dental health. However, they must be robust in their digital marketing strategies. Aside from updating their website, employing search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and implementing email and content marketing, they should also leverage social media.
That said, here’s how to promote your dental practice via social media channels:
1. Create Facebook ads and Target them to your prospects
When it comes to social media marketing, leveraging Facebook (now known as Meta) can be your best option. Start by getting into Facebook advertising. Same with PPC advertising, this channel allows you to create ads and target them to your potential clients. All it takes is to choose your ad format, target audience, and placement on the platform. When successful, your Facebook ads will appear on your prospects’ newsfeed.
2. Post and share relevant content on your Facebook page
When it comes to utilizing Facebook, posting and sharing content can be your best course of action. Your pieces of content can encourage client engagement as people live and breathe on Facebook. However, be sure to publish relevant content, whether valuable articles, striking photos, or compelling videos. For instance, you can write about how your dental implants work and help patients. After publishing it on your blog, share it on Facebook. If this content resonates with your target readers, they might visit your web page and schedule a dental appointment.
3. Publish before-and-after photos on Instagram
Instagram is a social media platform known for publishing quality images. Not only do people use it for building image and identity, but business owners also utilize this channel for branding and product or service promotion. To use this platform for your social media marketing, you don’t just post your dental products and services. The best course of action is to show the before-and-after photos of your clients or patients. Ultimately, these images will entice other people to schedule a dental appointment with you.
4. Produce promotional video clips for YouTube or TikTok
If photos on Instagram don’t give enough justice to your marketing, there’s another alternative—video marketing. Why? Videos are easily digestible, very memorable, and long-lasting to people. They instantly and quickly resonate with people. For this reason, you can create promotional video clips and publish them on your YouTube and TikTok accounts. You can make these videos either educational or entertaining for your viewers. Who knows? These viewers might end up visiting your clinic.
5. Establish your authority by posting valuable content on Twitter
If you’re looking to establish your dental practice’s name in your community and build its authority in the dental industry, use Twitter for marketing and business growth. First off, consistently produce and post relevant and valuable content on this channel. Second, strive to earn more followers who can be your potential patients. You can even go as far as sharing your blog posts on this channel, such as articles about dental care and infographics about the dental industry.
6. Build your network through LinkedIn
As far as social media marketing is concerned, don’t miss out on leveraging LinkedIn. This channel allows your dental practice to build its network. The stronger your partnerships are with other professionals and businesses, the more authoritative your dental business will become. For this reason, do not only connect with your patients or clients. Be sure to synergize with health professionals and medical facilities as they can recommend your dental practice. Ultimately, networking is the key!
At this point, you now know what it takes to promote your dental practice. Be sure to consider the social media marketing strategies recommended above, whether on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, or LinkedIn. While the dental industry is thriving, you must put in the work and be aggressive in your marketing strategies. By doing so, you’ll kick your dental business up a notch by getting more clients and boosting your profits.