The last time I went to the dentist, my hygienist told me I need to do a better job flossing and to make sure to brush the teeth in the upper left corner of my mouth. Turns out you can make a recession-proof living helping people plaque-proof their teeth. Dental hygienists clean teeth, teach patients about oral care, and look for problem areas to report to the dentist.
Outlook for Dental Hygienists
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics National Employment Matrix, State Occupational Projections
More specifically, dental hygienists are responsible for the following:
◆ Remove plaque and tartar buildup during a cleaning