So what does a Dental Hygienist do all day? (Other then have tea breaks). Ruth and Nic are the Dental Hygienists at Courtney Dental and work alongside Dr Craig, Dr Dave and Dr Maddi to inspect and clean our patient’s teeth and gums.
We use different instruments to remove plaque and calculus from teeth, apply fluoride and take oral x-rays. We work directly with patients to give them advice on:
We also talk a lot. We’ll admit it! We talk all day long trying to encourage our patients to care for their teeth. In a life time, the average person will spend 852 hours, or 35.5 days, cleaning their teeth. So it’s important to know that you’re doing it correctly and effectively.