- Posted by National Dental Academy
- On November 30, 2016
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As a dental assistant, you know better than most people the importance of taking care of your teeth. When you work at a dental practice, you become a model for excellent oral hygiene and showing clients your brightest, best smile demonstrates for them the benefits of good dental care.
When you walk into a hair salon and are greeted by the stylists, you instinctively take a close look at their hair– what’s the cut, the color, the style? Does it look like this person does a good job on their own hair? How about when you walk into a clothing store and a floor assistant asks to help you find the perfect outfit? Do you look at how they are dressed and, if you like their clothes, ask if they bought a particular piece at that store or elsewhere?
Your smile is an advertisement for your practice and your clients will see your teeth as an example of what healthy teeth and gums should look like. Your role is not just as a model of dental health, but also as an educator. Clients have questions and they will look to you as a trustworthy source of information. They may ask you about your personal experiences and what you’ve done to acquire and maintain such a beautiful smile; being able to share personal recommendations can help assuage some client’s anxieties about dental procedures.
Overall, taking care of your teeth is first and foremost for yourself. You know how important it is for your oral as well as overall health. You take pride in your profession and the investments you have made towards the care of your own mouth are a testament to your clientele about its importance.