If you’re seeing your dental hygienist regularly (at least every 6 months as recommended by the ADA), then they are someone you will soon begin to get to know on a personal level…and that can be a good or a bad thing.
For most of us, the people we see on a regular basis such as our hairdressers, bankers and general practitioners, get to know us after a while. They see the great attributes we possess, such as positive attitudes and attentiveness, as well as the not so positive ones such as our inability to arrive on time. When we do see them, we share updates on vacations, graduations, promotions, and everything in between. We know that they are there to perform a service, but- because we are human and connection is a natural part of our makeup- many times we make it a point to update them on the latest and greatest of our lives as well.
Drama- dumping is something most of us consider the norm when it comes to our hairdressers, but what about our dental hygienists? Trust me, it happens.
Think about it, these hygienists are poking and probing inside our mouths. They see the lack of dedication to flossing (regardless of how well they try to hammer it into our heads), the coffee stains that tattle on our caffeine addiction, the signs of teeth grinding due to high stress levels which we are failing to manage, and the list goes on. The truth is, our dental hygienists know more about us than many of our colleagues. So, how important is it that your hygienist is someone you can click with? Extremely.
At our dental practice, we believe your dental team is more like extended family. We are here to celebrate wins with you, and to support you through the valleys of life. Whether you are whitening your smile to prepare for that big day, or exploring options such as night guards, to protect your teeth during seasons of high stress, we are here.
Each of our dental hygienists follow a strict code of confidentiality, and are genuinely concerned about your overall health. That is one of the reasons that dental education is so important to our crew. We want you to understand how to take care of you and your family’s smile, so that you can avoid dental treatment in the future.
If you’re interested in visiting our office, let us know! We offer complimentary consultations and would love for you to tour our office and meet our team.