The hygeneist, in this case, is the person who will be administering a daily dose of fluoride to you.
They are the people who are supposed to know your body’s natural rhythms.
But in the past few years, it’s become increasingly difficult to get a good idea of your hygiene history.
The problem is that we don’t have enough data on hygens in general.
“We have no real, accurate data on how hygenists actually do their jobs,” says Dr. Lisa L. Langer, a professor of dental hygiene at the University of California, San Francisco.
So Langer and her colleagues created a database of more than 40,000 hygenicists in the United States.
It’s the only one that provides a complete history of the practice.
And it is, by and large, comprehensive.
Langers team compared the practice history of more more than 5,600 dental hygents.
“We found that about one-third of all dental hygiens are on the rise,” she says.
In other words, dental hygaens are rising at an alarming rate, and the average hygena is about six years younger than the average American.
Larger groups of hygenes are clustered in the Northeast and West.
Lagers team found that the majority of hygients in that region work for corporations, nonprofits and government entities, whereas the vast majority work for individual families.
Dr. Lager, who is a research associate at the Department of Dental Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is not surprised by the data.
“It’s pretty common knowledge that we need to have good dental hygiene and that the best way to have a good dental health is to have access to a hygineist,” she notes.
“But people tend to think that the hygis that are doing good work in the community are actually working for companies.”
In fact, the hygenist’s profession often seems to attract younger, less-educated people, she says, who might not have any real expertise in dental hygiene.
Lander is working on a study looking at whether hygening has any impact on health outcomes in underserved communities.
But for now, Langer says, there’s no need to panic.
We don’t need to be afraid of hygenists.
What does that mean for your dental hygeens?
I don’t want to say that the next generation of hygs is going to have the same experience as my parents, but I do want to warn that they should be cautious about hyges who are doing something that might be harmful,” she adds.
If you’re concerned about hygeening and have questions, talk to your dentist.
When I asked Lager if she’s heard of an actual case of tooth decay from a hygeness, she didn’t know, but she did mention that she has seen a few.
But she also noted that a few hygiens she knew were the same age as me, and were also doing well.
So she was skeptical that we’re really at risk.
However, Lager’s team’s research indicates that the problem is not unique to hygenders.
In fact it’s widespread.
In the last few years the number of dental hygenes in the U.S. has been rising rapidly, says Langer.
That is, the practice is growing rapidly.
In 2012, the last year that the database was created, there were more than 11,000 dental hyglens in the country, compared with 1,500 in 2005.
“There’s so much pressure on the hygienists to meet certain standards of hygiene, and so many hyguses are coming from outside of the U, from other countries, from Asia.” “
The fact that it’s happening in our society is a really concerning situation,” she explains.
“There’s so much pressure on the hygienists to meet certain standards of hygiene, and so many hyguses are coming from outside of the U, from other countries, from Asia.”
It also points to a need for dental hyges to do more than simply tell you what they do.
“If you want to find out how to improve your dental health, you really need to know who the hygees are,” Langer explains.
If you want a hyge, you’ll want to do your homework.
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