Dental hygienists don’t get enough praise. Spend just a few months in the profession, and you’ll quickly see how wild it can actually be. You deserve a hug.
While every dental hygienist may have their own particular style, there are some common things we all find ourselves thinking on the job.
When a patient has a mouth full of blood while we’re flossing between their teeth, we can only shake our heads.
Cleaning teeth takes a toll on your neck and back. We’re all thinking about that comfy arm chair around 4:00pm every day.
We love when our patients listen to our instructions while we’re cleaning, but a throbbing finger is never ideal.
Let’s be honest: nobody said dental hygiene would be easy. We love what we do, but when your first patient of the day throws up on you, it takes a special level of patience to keep your cool.
There is little worse than explaining a patient’s periodontal disease in great detail and having the patient respond with a question about teeth whitening…
It feels like 95% of our patients lack any sort of tongue control.
Dental hygienists, you are a special breed of professionals. Your commitment to our industry is keeping the world smiling. Is there anything you would add to this list? Let us know on Facebook!