What is a DENTAL HYGIENIST ? 🦷 🪥 👩🏻⚕️ Swipe ⬅️ 📸 & Read Below 👇🏻
They are a licensed healthcare provider through the health department of their state. In order to obtain this license, a series of 4 exams must be passed including a national board exam and clinical exam.
They are required to renew this license every 2 years. In order to renew they keep up with continuing education courses to stay relevant with changes in the standard of care, education, as well as new technology and discoveries in dentistry
They have studied many subjects such as pharmacology, oral pathology, anatomy and physiology, and are highly educated in how the state of your oral health can impact your body.
Did you know?
-diabetics have a higher risk for developing periodontal disease 🦠
-patients with periodontitis(gum disease) have an increased risk for cardiovascular 🫀 ♥️ disease.
-High Blood Pressure 🩸 AKA the silent killer can also increase your risk for periodontal disease 🦠
Vital checks such as blood pressure are a standard part of our care!
-pregnant women are at an increased risk for gingivitis. If approved by your OBGYN, routine dental hygiene visits(no X-rays) are healthy for you + baby until later stages in pregnancy 🤰🏻
-Periodontal bacteria infect the brain 🧠 and play a direct role in amyloid brain lesions in Alzheimer’s disease.
Your certified registered dental hygienist can perform a range of services ranging from a healthy mouth hygiene to gum therapy and disinfection below the gum line. They can even administer local anesthesia 💉
These treatments are diagnosed and prescribed by the dentist after a series of exams and assessments have been completed, such as taking X-rays and completing a periodontal chart. This will determine your hygiene and establish the frequency of visits needed per year to maintain your oral health in a stable and healthy state.
When was your last dental hygiene visit? Don’t be shy to ask your hygienist and dentist questions about your oral health & body! 😀 🦷 #crdh#privatepractice#dentalhygienist#dentistry#oraleducation#systemichealth#preventionspecialist#passionate#awareness#periodontaldisease
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! 2021 was the best year of my life and I'm so grateful for the people, places, and things in it. This year I told myself I was going to live life as if I were a dying man because I am dying (we all are, everyday). It's a choice to make the most of it and that's what I tried to do.
I was exclusive to a girl most of this year. We did everything together and went everywhere. We even briefly lived together in NYC this summer. Although things didn’t work out I am so grateful for the life and experiences we shared. Big thank you to that and best wishes.
ALL of the running groups (10+) and runners thank you so very much. You helped me run over 100 miles in one month, ran my first ever marathon, a few half marathons, and the most miles I've ever ran in a year. Thank you, thank you.
Top 5 moments this year: Interviewing my all time favorite band on FM radio in NYC and being guest listed to their show the next night. Going to the Mariners vs Os game in Seattle during the John Mean's no hitter game. Meeting Andrew Yang at his mayor rooftop party in Hell's Kitchen. Biking DC to Aslin and back (so special, thanks LJ), and driving through Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains on the same day.
I wrote an entire blog on my year (link in bio).The amount of gratitude I have for this year and the life I had overwhelms me with love. Memento Mori
All these photos were taken in the last 24 hours. Assateague Island, my adoptive mom Lisa, friends celebration. Grateful.