What is a Dental Hygienist?

Dental hygienists are a valuable part of any dental team.

Some of their jobs include:

  • Performing oral health assessments
  • Providing nutritional counseling and self-care programs to prevent disease
  • Examining head, neck, and oral regions for disease
  • Taking and processes x-rays and performs other diagnostic tests
  • Providing services that help patients prevent gum diseases and cavities; examples include removing deposits from teeth and applying sealants and fluoride to prevent decay
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