Dental Hygienists: Oral Health Care Superheroes
Education and Advocacy Your dental health can impact your total health and overall well-being. Learn the steps you can take for a good daily oral hygiene plan.
Dental hygienists are oral health experts and primary health care providers. They work in traditional dental offices and independent dental hygiene practices, in clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and in the community.
As health care superheroes, dental hygienists examine your mouth, head, and neck at every appointment and offer preventive treatments such as scaling and root planning, dental sealants, and fluoride. They may also provide dietary recommendations, tobacco cessation counselling, sports mouthguard fittings, and oral cancer screenings.
Because good oral health is essential for total health and well-being, you and your dental hygienist can work together to develop a good daily oral hygiene plan based on these six simple steps: