Maintaining good oral healthcare involves several factors: daily cleaning with your toothbrush, using a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and of course routine dental exams and cleanings. Your partners in this effort are your dentist and dental hygienist—the people who typically perform your cleaning. Dental hygienists collaborate with dentists to provide optimal personalized oral healthcare to prevent oral disease and promote your health. They are trained professionals who operate under strict state licensing who need to understand your overall general health in addition to your oral health.
Understand more about these professionals, the cleaning process, and why they play a key part in your oral health in this response to a Dear Doctor email, Dental Hygiene Visit.