Dental hygienists are specially trained to work with the dentists in providing care to the patient.
They play an important role in dental health care and are mainly concerned with gum health,education in correct home care and the application of preventative materials to the teeth and gums.
The hygienist's main role is to provide professional cleaning of the teeth and gums for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, prehaps their most important role is the education of the patient in the best way to keep teeth free of plaque. The hygienist will work with your dentist to provide care tailored to your needs.