As the name implies, a dental hygienist will help you keep your teeth clean and healthy. They most often perform routine teeth cleanings when you visit the dentist’s office. This is the capacity in which most of us know dental hygienists. However, their training and job description can involve much more.
In fact, dental hygienists play a crucial role in the preventative care of your teeth, teaching you how to care for them before any problems develop. They provide information on how your diet and oral care routine, such as brushing and flossing, can affect the well being of your teeth and gums.