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Grabbing teenager's attention

Waterpik makes some valuable suggestions as to how you can motivate oral hygiene in adolescent orthodontic patients.

The majority of orthodontic patients undergo at least some of their treatment during their early teens (Wallis, 2012), and this be quite a challenging age for dental professionals.

In a study held at the University of Amsterdam, all participating orthodontists agreed that patient cooperation is vital for a successful course. In the same report, 24% of respondents stated puberty as one of the main reasons why patients do not fully comply with orthodontic treatment protocol (Bos et al, 2005).

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