Omar - A dental hygienist is the person at the dentists office that cleans your teeth and examines them for any signs of oral diseases. They might also be responsible for taking x-rays of your teeth and gums. The dental hygienist will educate patients on how to improve and maintain good oral health.
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Dental hygienists examine patients for signs of oral diseases, such as gingivitis, and provide preventive care, including oral hygiene. They also educate patients about oral health.
Thank you for your question. I agree that the previous comment is on point with what does it mean to be a dental hygienist. I'd like to add that in becoming a dental hygienist typically you'll need an associate's degree in dental hygiene. Programs usually take 3 years to complete. All states require dental hygienists to be licensed; requirements may vary by state.
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