What Is Your Hygienist Looking for during Your Cleaning?
Even if you are fairly proactive with your oral hygiene, you may still be a little apprehensive when you visit your hygienist for a cleaning. What will they find that you missed? Better yet, what are they even looking for during your appointment?
The job of a hygienist is to act as your first line of defense against oral disease. So the point of the exam really is to identify and treat small problems before they cause you discomfort. Look at it this way – It’s much better for you if your hygienist finds something during your exam than for you to wake up with a toothache at 2 AM on ...