help out dentists in many ways
There main duty is
to clean patients teeth. Keeping teeth clean and taking care of
them prevents tooth decay and gum disease.
Tooth decay is a
process that turns healthy teeth rotten. Gum disease is an
illness in the areas of firm pink flesh around the teeth.
clean peoples teeth. Dental hygienists remove plaque and
calculus from teeth.
Plaque is a soft
coating that forms on teeth that can cause tooth decay. Calculus
is hardened plaque.
Dental hygienists also remove stains. Stains are colored
spots on teeth. Dental hygienists also polish and floss teeth.
Floss means to pull a thin strand of thread between teeth to clean
hygienists keep careful records on each patient. They write
down all possible signs of decay or disease. They record locations
of all cavities and fillings. A cavity is a hole in a
tooth caused by decay. A filling is a matter put into a
cavity to stop decay. Dental hygienists must be exact in keeping
these charts. Dentists depend on these charts to decide how to
treat patients teeth.
Commissions Of a Dental Assistant
Full time dental
hygienists are usually the only hygienists who receive
benefits. Hygienists may receive dental insurance and health
insurance paid holidays and paid six days health insurance, (like
dental insurance) is protection against the costs of
getting sick. People pay a small amount each month to insurance
companies. The insurance companies pay most of all the
bills if a person gets sick.
practice preventive dentistry.
Preventive dentistry means keeping teeth healthy to prevent
teach patients out to care for their teeth they show patients how
to brush and floss their teeth properly brushing and flossing is
the key to clean teeth. T to him if the his prevents tooth
decay and gum disease.
offer advice on which foods to eat and which foods not to eat.
They ask patients to visit dentists regularly.
sealants to seal teeth against decay sealants are coatings that,
the chewing surfaces of teeth they keep disease away from the
teeth dental hygienists also apply fluoride treatments fluoride is
a chemical that helps prevents tooth decay.
may have other duties as well. They take X rays of all the
patients teeth an X ray is a photograph of the inside of a
person's body. Dentists study these x-rays for signs of
tooth decay or disease.
Hygienists Also Help Dentists Find Cavities
hygienists perform general office work they may answer
telephones or sets up appointments they may helps clients
complete dental insurance forms and give advice on individual
dental insurance plans or group dental insurance plans. Usually a
receptionist or office manager performs these duties.