What is a Dental Hygienist?
A dental hygienist is a trained and licensed oral health professional who provides educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to improve your oral health. Hygienists perform deep cleanings of your teeth and flag any trouble spots that might become cavities. They check you for signs of oral disease such as gingivitis and provide you with preventative care tips. Hygienists also take and develop x-rays so that your dentist can view them and quickly diagnose any problems that may exist. If you’re having a procedure done, the hygienist is the one who preps you for the procedure before the dentist arrives. Make your appointment to see your dentist – and the hygienist – today.