Confessions of a Hygienist
Your hygienist has a very important role- they keep your teeth clean,
Your health is their concern and for them it starts with your teeth.
Often they hear you say- "Don't hurt me and don't make me bleed,"
If you BLEED, it's not their fault- you have Periodontal Disease.
Sometimes it is very mild- they call that Gingivitis.
If it has advanced and led to bone loss that is Periodontitis.
Listen to the hygienist- they are experts and know many good hints,
Brush TWICE everyday, FLOSS at bed time, and use a mouth rinse.
IT CANNOT BE SAID ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO FLOSS!
Skipping this one key step will eventually lead to TOOTH LOSS.
Remember the hygienist passed a board exam to earn their degree.
Their job is helping you keep your mouth healthy.
So be kind, take their advice, be sure to say "Thank you,"
and REMEMBER to see them every time your cleaning is due.
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