Dental hygienists are specially trained dental professionals who provide preventive dental care and cleaning. You are recommended to visit your dental hygienist twice a year if you have good oral hygiene and are not susceptible to gum disease. However, patients facing these problems need to clean their teeth more regularly.
At Dental FX, we recommend patients to visit our hygienists in Glasgow on a regular basis in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Even if you are a diligent brusher and flosser, only your hygienist can clean and inspect your teeth in ways that are impossible to achieve at home.
The first part of a comprehensive oral treatment at our dental practice involves examining your teeth for gum disease, tooth decay and other oral problems. You will be asked questions regarding your medical history, including if there were childhood or family diseases, social history including smoking or alcohol use, and if there are any medications being taken. Your dentist will also examine your teeth, gums and soft tissue. This will help determine if there are any visible signs of disease and determine the overall health of the teeth. They will also look at the colour of your teeth and evaluate your bite.
Scale and polish
After the initial examination is done, your hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning. Your hygienist will use a mirror and a scaler to remove plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth and around your gum line. This step is an important part of having clean and healthy teeth. Once tartar has built up on your teeth, it can only be removed at the dentist, so brushing and flossing every day will make this step easier next time you visit.
At our dental practice, our hygienists will also show you how to look after your teeth so that they remain free from plaque in the future. You will be advised on the best tooth brushing techniques and we will also provide tips on flossing and dieting.
Prevention is better than cure
Having regular dental check-ups and cleanings is the key to maintaining dental health and early intervention. To book an appointment, contact us today.