Three Questions For A Dental Hygienist

One of the first things that people will notice about you is your teeth and your smile. You want to make sure that your first impression leaves a good, lasting impression. Your teeth need to be taken care of properly and that is one of the main reasons that you should brush, floss, and visit a dentist regularly. However, there are some things that may be negatively affecting your teeth. You may be doing a few things wrong, and those few aspects of dental hygiene could be hurting your teeth. Here are just a few questions to ask your dental hygienist.   

Brush Properly

It is very possible that you are not brushing your teeth properly. Many people in fact brush their teeth too harshly or use a toothbrush that is too hard. When you are brushing your teeth too hard, it can cause many problems. Your teeth are made of a very hard material called enamel, but brushing too hard can cause a great deal of damage over time. Brushing your teeth too hard can also cause problems with your gums. Ask your dental hygienist the best way for you to brush your teeth so you actually protect your teeth.

Type Of Toothbrush

Your dental hygienist knows your teeth and what is best for them. It is a very good idea to ask them what type of toothbrush you should use. Some teeth need a harder-bristled toothbrush while others need to be brushed with a very soft toothbrush. Your hygienist will know what is the best type of brush for your teeth. Often people think that an electric toothbrush is the only way to brush properly, but this is not true. You may need to brush with a manual toothbrush because an electric toothbrush may be too harsh for your teeth. 


There are so many toothpaste options that it can be extremely difficult to decide what is the best type of toothpaste for your teeth. Most toothpaste contains fluoride which can strengthen enamel, but which one is the best for you? Once again, your hygienist knows your teeth very well and can make a good suggestion for you when it comes to toothpaste. If you have sensitive teeth, you may need to use a specialty toothpaste. Some toothpastes may be too harsh or too simple for your teeth. Take the time to ask what the right toothpaste for your teeth is. 

Contact a dental hygienist at a dental clinic like Legacy Dental Arts.