Your dental hygienist is there to help. If you are feeling a general anxiety about seeing the dentist or if you suspect that there may be a problem, let your hygienist know. She can do a preliminary exam and if anything stands out she can delay cleaning your teeth to prevent any undue discomfort.
There’s no point in telling your hygienist that you floss when you really don’t, she’ll be able to tell. You should, however, tell her if you have difficulty flossing. You may find it easier to use one of the pre-strung devices that are available over the counter. Your hygienist can offer advice based on the results that other patients have experienced.
Part of your hygienist’s job is to take x-rays when your dentist considers it advisable. The risk to you is minimal at most and the benefits far outweigh any temporary annoyance. Your hygienist is trained in the process and will take just enough time to assure that the dentist will have a clear picture for evaluation.
If you’re having a hard time getting your kids to brush or teaching them the right way to go about it ask your hygienist for some tips. She has the experience to know what works and what doesn’t. The same goes for dental products, ask for her recommendations.
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