What does a oral hygienist do?

A dental hygienist is a licensed healthcare professional who specializes in cleaning teeth and educating patients about oral hygiene. They typically work under the supervision of a dentist and may perform tasks such as taking x-rays, removing plaque and tartar from teeth, and applying fluoride and other treatments to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. They may also provide patient education on proper brushing and flossing techniques, and make recommendations for maintaining good oral health.