Category: Dental Hygiene

What to expect from a visit to the hygienist in Glasgow

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.

Visit our Hygienists in GlasgowExamination

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.

Helpful advice

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.

Tooth cleaning and polishing with Airflow in Glasgow

If you have been postponing your dental exam indefinitely, you should schedule that appointment for the sake of your teeth. Taking care of your teeth and gums involves more than just brushing and flossing at home. Good oral hygiene is important not only for your smile, but for your overall health as well.

At Dental FX, our experienced dentists and hygienists can give you a brighter, whiter smile, remove persistent tooth stains and help to keep your mouth in great condition. Our Airflow Polish machine uses compressed air, fine powder particles and water to remove plaque and tartar build-up from the teeth. Many patients find this procedure more comfortable than a traditional scale and polish.

Airflow in GlasgowWhat is the Airflow system?

Airflow is an innovative teeth cleaning system that uses a mixture of air, polishing powder and a gentle stream of water to remove surface stains and plaque from the teeth and gums. Airflow is gentle, kind to the tooth enamel, non-damaging to the teeth and significantly improves tooth brightness, giving you conspicuously lighter and brighter teeth just after the treatment.

Benefits of Airflow

Airflow removes dental plaque up to 5mm and helps prevent various types of gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Moreover, it removes tooth stains more easily than traditional polishing and scaling. Airflow does not compromise your dental implants or other tooth restorations – in contrary, it helps maintain them in good health. Airflow also cleans and opens fissures on your molars for sealing. More importantly, it is a great choice for cleaning around braces as well as for deep cleaning after braces are taken off. Finally, unlike regular scaling and polishing, Airflow does not apply any pressure on your teeth.

Is it safe?

The Airflow system is perfectly safe since it has been designed to take care of your teeth and gums. The mixture of air, water and polishing powder is non-toxic and if accidently swallowed, it will not cause any harm to the patient. Plus, cleaning your teeth with Airflow is a non-invasive treatment with no pain or discomfort. Since it uses kinetic energy and wind power instead of pressure, it causes no damage and will not scratch your tooth enamel.

Give yourself the best chance at good dental health

Taking care of your dental health means you can avoid unnecessary dental pain and discomfort. Dental hygiene is at the heart of good dental health. This starts at home with regular brushing and flossing. However even with your best efforts, bacteria can build up in hard to reach places. That’s where Dental FX in Glasgow can help. Visit our hygienists to give your teeth and gums the proper care and attention they need. Professional cleaning, scaling and polishing of your teeth can save you from a whole world of dental disease.

dental-hygiene-in-glasgowWhy you should act now

With busy schedules it is easy to let your dental health slide. However, in the end, poor dental health means more extensive treatment further down the road, taking up your valuable time. So visit our hygienists in Glasgow today and keep your teeth and gums in good shape.

We can help you reduce your chances of suffering from a whole host of dental diseases, including tooth decay and gum disease. The latter in particular is associated with higher risks of developing diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss. So it’s well worth taking the time to visit our hygienists at our friendly, modern practice.

What to expect from your visit

When you visit our hygienists, you will receive a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. This will give us a clear picture of how much plaque you need removed. Plaque is caused by the build-up of bacteria and can be easily removed by our hygienists using the latest dental equipment and techniques. We use an Airflow machine to get rid of your plaque and remove stains from your teeth. Using special pastes your teeth will be polished to leave you with a clean finish to your dental hygiene treatment.

Our treatment doesn’t end there. We will also show you how to take care of your teeth at home, with the most effective brushing and flossing techniques. This gives you the power to stay on top of your dental health.

Call or email us today and look forward to a future of good dental health.