Dental hygiene is the at the very core of keeping teeth healthy. At my dental office in Garden City, we’re excited to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month and highlight our amazing hygienists throughout the entire month of October. Hygienists are dedicated to helping you and your smile look and feel its very best.
Dental hygienists usually work alongside a dentist to provide additional support for patients who are in the office for everything from a routine cleaning to advance treatment procedures. They make it a priority to help keep teeth clean through up-to-date education and training. Hygienists have different duties depending on what state or region they’re licensed to practice, but you can usually find them doing some, or all, of the following:
At my Garden City dental office, we always salute hygienists and the excellent work they do. In order to help patients stay healthy, hygienists usually attend a community college, technical college, dental school, or university program to obtain an associate degree. Some universities even offer a four-year program. Most hygienists earn an associate degree after two years, before taking a state, local, or regional licensing test.
When you visit the dentist in Garden City, please be sure to say thank you to your hygienist for helping keep your smile happy and healthy. And don’t hesitate to ask questions. They are always happy to teach you special tips and tricks about how to keep your oral and overall health in good shape.
– Kathy M.
– Tami M.