Dental Hygienists are dental healthcare providers! The scope of practice may vary from state to state. At Frankel Dentistry, our patients tell us we have the best dental hygienists and we agree.
In Ohio, they perform a wide range of services, such as:
Examining teeth and gums to identify problems, which may include cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer.
Cleaning teeth and gums. Using specific dental instruments and tools, they remove plaque, tartar, and stains, which helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Taking radiographs. Dental hygienists may take x-rays of teeth and jaws to reveal issues not visible in an oral exam.
Instructing and explaining toothbrushing and flossing, diet, and the use of fluoride. Oral health education may include diseases of the teeth, gums, and mouth.
Local anesthesia and nitrous oxide may be administered by dental hygienists under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
Applying topical fluoride to strengthen and remineralize enamel is another dental hygienist function.
Dental hygienists are invaluable members of the dental health team. Your smile will thank you if you see your dental hygienist once every 3 to 6 months.
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