For many years, I had a nice lady clean my teeth. She always seemed so gentle with the cleaning. Then she retired. It seemed as if her replacement was always trying to pry my teeth out with her tools.
Then one day my dentist retired & I found a new one. Over the past 15 or so years, he has had a few different dental hygienists. Each of them always worked as if trying to pry my teeth out. Over the years I have asked others about their experiences in other dental offices. It seemed this was the new style of teeth cleaning.
Well, the other day I had my teeth cleaned. The regular lady was out on medical leave. There was a substitute. She was extremely gentle. Reminded me of the lady I had cleaning my teeth many years ago.
Now I’m wondering – did she do a thorough job? Is it standard practice these days for patients to feel as if their teeth are being pried out? Is it possible to be so gentle and still do as through of a job?