Healthy Habits For Your Teeth

healthy habitsNobody cares more about your smile then your dental hygienist. Not only are they there to clean your teeth twice a year, but to offer advice and tips on how to keep your teeth clean at home.  It may feel like a lecture, but don’t ignore these healthy habits for your teeth.

In a slide show article from U.S. News, Lisa Esposito lists some of these healthy habits for your teeth as per your dental hygienist.  It includes things such as fighting bacteria by brushing and flossing. Keeping your routine dental appointments as it is important to get your teeth deep cleaned twice a year.  Limiting coffee and soda as they contain acids and sugars that lead to tooth erosion and cavities. There are many other ways to maintain that super smile. Check out the full slide show with all the tips you need to keep your smile shining here: http://health.usnews.com/wellness/slideshows/10-healthy-teeth-habits-from-dental-hygienists?slide=3

Becoming A Dental Hygienist

dental hygienistIf you want a career in dentistry, but aren’t sure about becoming an actual dentist, you may want to consider becoming a dental hygienist. This is a fast growing career choice and isn’t difficult, but will take some years of study.

There are some requirements starting in high school.  The most important is to maintain a high GPA so you can get into a good college.  It is also good to take college preparatory courses.

After high school requirements include attending a quality dental school. You will also want to decide if you are going to pursue an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.

After college, you will take your state exam in order to obtain your license to practice.  If you want to learn more about becoming a dental hygienist, read the article from Pre Med Guide here: Becoming a dental hygienist.