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    5 things hygienists wish patients knew

    Hygienists share what they wish they could tell their patients during an appointment.

    The saying “In one ear and out the other” is quite applicable to dentistry. While your patients usually know what’s best for their oral health, they’re often not willing to listen to or practice the advice given to them.

    Dental hygienistYour hygienists are often the ones delivering this advice and information to your patients. Since hygienists spend a large amount of one-on-one time with patients, it’s no surprise that there are many things they wish they could tell them.

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    We surveyed the Modern Hygienist Editorial Board to find out five things hygienists wish their patients knew. Their answers ran the gamut from common misconceptions about clinical hygiene to oral health tips.

    Click through the slides to find out what they had to say!

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