Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. A dental hygienist most often works in general or specific oral health practices, but other areas of employment are possible – from professional education and federal programs to the armed services. Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health to general health will continue to spur demand for the preventive dental services provided by dental hygienists.
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