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Dental Hygienists Do It Better Than You

By Caroline Jacobson on September 6, 2016 in Dental Health


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When you go to the dentist, you'll likely spend more time with your hygienist. Using specialized tools, dental hygienists give your teeth the deep clean they need every six months. But why aren't at-home brushing and flossing enough?

Here are three reasons why your hygienist can do it better than you:

1. Specialized Instruments

Hygienist tools aren't as easy to find as finding a toothbrush in the grocery store. Special medical instruments and techniques allow hygienists to carry out an effective cleaning. For instance, hand tools and an ultrasonic device creates vibrations and gently removes the tartar that accumulates on teeth. And dental polishing paste gives your teeth the deep clean they need.

2. Professional Training

Dental hygienists are experts in their field. Dental hygienists assess your dental health, assist you in preventative care and educate you on how to keep your smile healthy. Interested in becoming a dental hygienist? Learn more here.

3. Science Says So!

Regular cleanings help prevent serious oral issues that could later lead to expensive procedures. A dental cleaning is recommended at your bi-annual visits to the dentist. And those with dental benefits are more likely to visit the dentist than those without!

A dental cleaning helps prevent and detect problems before they have the chance to get worse, leaving you happier and healthier in the long-term.