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The Top 10 Things That Drive Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants Crazy!



Hey there, fellow dental enthusiasts! As a dental hygienist or dental assistant, you're no stranger to the daily grind of keeping those pearly whites in tip-top shape. But let's face it, some things make us want to grit our teeth (pun intended). Here are the top 10 pet peeves that drive dental hygienists and dental assistants up the wall!

 

1. #Slackers: Patients who conveniently forget to floss for a year and then expect a gold star for their oral hygiene habits.

 

2. #ChattyCathys: When you're trying to clean someone's teeth, and they suddenly decide it's the perfect time to catch up on last night's TV drama. We love your stories, but maybe not when our hands are in your mouth!

 

3. #TheElusiveVein: Trying to find the perfect spot for an injection, only to have the vein play hide-and-seek like a master ninja.

 

4. #Gaggers: Those patients who have the gag reflex of a super-sensitive cat and can't help but let you know it.

 

5. #DrillSerenades: The delightful sound of a dental drill that makes even the toughest of us cringe.

 

6. #TheInvisibleFloss: When patients claim to floss daily, their gums tell a different story.

 

7. #Latecomers: Patients who stroll in 30 minutes late for their appointment like it's no big deal.

 

8. #TheMysteryStain: Spotting that one stubborn coffee or wine stain that just won't budge, no matter how hard you scrub.

 

9. #TheEscapingSaliva: Dodging unexpected saliva sprays like a ninja in a particularly wet battle.

 

10. #The"IsItSafe?"Question: Patients suddenly become interrogators when they see a new piece of equipment, asking, "Is that thing going to hurt me?"

 

So, there you have it, folks! Our top 10 dental pet peeves that make us want to floss our teeth with frustration. But hey, despite these little annoyances, we love what we do and wouldn't trade it for anything (except maybe a mute button for the chatty patients). Keep smiling, and remember to floss – we're watching! #DentalWoes #HygienistLife #DentalAssistantStruggles

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