I have a confession to make...I did not grow up loving all things dental. In fact, I was one of those kids that always got lectured by their hygienist to floss more, brush better etc...Another fact: when I was discussing my future university major with a family friend, she recommended I consider dental hygiene (she was a hygienist herself) and I thought to myself, no way, and never thought of it again. So you may wonder how I ended up where I am today.
It's quite simple. I was looking for a career change and a good friend said I should be a dental hygienist. She had a friend who was one, she made good money, could pick her hours, and generally had a good life. What also attracted me to this profession was the little schooling that was required (2 year college diploma). I thought "why not"?, applied that year and started dental hygiene school the next Sept.
I am still not a regular flosser, and yes, I still eat candy without brushing my teeth after. I am a regular person who understands that dental care is not at the top of everyone's priority list. However, I have also come to realize how underestimated the value is of good dental health.
Also, now that I am an Independent Dental Hygienist with my own business, I have the happy task of sifting through all the dental products out there and figuring out which one(s) are really the best, or at least which one(s) I think are the best.
So the purpose of this blog is to (hopefully) help people figure out where in their busy schedule they can fit in dental care, what products would best suit them, and also just interesting dental facts/anecdotes/other.
My final confession for the day...I still do not love all things dental. What I do love about my job is interacting with my clients. Helping them with their (dental) problems, and maybe just teaching them something new.