Definition of dental hygienist in English:

dental hygienist

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noun

  • An ancillary dental worker specializing in scaling and polishing teeth, and giving advice on oral hygiene.
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    • General dentists and dental hygienists can also provide more limited periodontal care.
    • Your dentist may recommend occasional appointments with a dental hygienist.
    • In some states, dental hygienists can open an independent practice and in others they can administer anesthetics.

Derivatives

dental hygiene

noun
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  • Despite these advances, however, tooth decay remains an epidemic in lower socioeconomic and medically compromised populations because of poor dental hygiene and lack of preventive care.
  • The family physician should encourage good dental hygiene that includes brushing of the teeth and gums, and regular flossing.
  • Dry mouth is also a possible side effect and can affect dental hygiene.

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