4 Reasons You Should Be Grateful for Your Dental Hygienist

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 2:31 pm
a dental hygienist smiling during a checkup and cleaning

A typical dental visit has much more going on than simply receiving treatment from your dentist. For a smooth and pleasant appointment, you’ll likely meet a welcoming front desk team, friendly dental assistants, and your incredible dental hygienist. Their job involves helping you preserve a healthy and dazzling smile, which is why we celebrate them during the second week of April! Read on to learn four reasons you should be thankful for your dental hygienist.

#1: They Can Save You Thousands on Essential Dental Treatments

As your first line of defense, your smile-saving pro is one of the primary individuals to catch oral health issues in their earliest stages. While they do thoroughly clean and buff your pearly whites, your dental hygienist will also evaluate your mouth to see if there are any cavities, stains, or plaque that can be addressed before they can progress. In this way, you can end up saving hundreds or thousands of dollars on restorative and cosmetic services down the road.

#2: They Provide a Familiar Face

For some people, visiting the dentist can be overwhelming or even anxiety-inducing. By undergoing treatment from someone you know and trust like your dental hygienist, you can feel more comfortable and confident about your care during your appointment. In many cases, patients who bond well with their friendly professional end up wanting to receive care from them for many years to come!

#3: They’re Always Learning More

Did you know that the majority of dental hygienists undergo countless hours of continuing education every year? Since dentistry is constantly advancing with new technologies, these professionals do everything they can to remain up-to-date with the latest studies and techniques. The next time you see your dental hygienist, you can be sure that they’re learning as much as possible so that they can provide the comfortable, reliable, and safe dental care you deserve.

#4: They’re Dedicated to Delivering Exceptional Care

The last thing you’d want during your teeth cleaning is someone just going through the motions. The good news is that your dental hygienist is committed to delivering exceptional care for every patient, and will be extra attentive when working on your smile. In fact, they spend the majority of their time in the office just to ensure that patients achieve the beautiful and healthy pearly whites they’re looking for.

Now that you know how your dental hygienist does everything they can to help you preserve a pristine smile, you can be sure to show your appreciation during your next visit. If it’s been longer than six months, be sure to schedule an appointment, and your smile-saving pro will be more than happy to see you!

About the Practice

At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, our team consists of caring professionals, including our dental hygienists, Lynn and Jenna, who are proud to provide the comprehensive and essential care you deserve. They are highly-experienced and constantly seek continuing education to refine their skills and expertise. If you want to learn more about our team or wish to schedule your next visit, check out our website or call us at 614-792-1800.