Dental FX £ 84 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2RH 0141 931 5533 Dental FX

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Dental Hygienist in Glasgow

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Dental hygiene treatment is delivered by a specially trained dental hygienist who will help to remove any hard-to-reach plaque from your teeth that may have built up over time. Here is what you can expect from a hygiene appointment:

  1. Your teeth and gums will be assessed to determine the amount of plaque removal you will need and risk factors will be highlighted.
  2. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes. This process is also known as scaling and polishing.
  3. The hygienist's role is to 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 technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

Dental hygiene at our practice also functions preventatively to treat gum disease and bad breath. If you have a bridge, denture, orthodontic treatment or a dental implant you will have specific hygiene needs that the hygienist will be able to assist you with.

It is recommended that you come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy.

Life Benefits

  • Minimised risk of tooth loss.
  • Reduced risk of developing tooth decay and need for fillings.
  • Fresh minty breath.

Good dental hygiene is vital to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At Dental FX in Glasgow we recommend that all of our patients attend regular appointments with a dental hygienist. We have three hygienists at our Bearsden practice: Nicola McPherson and Michelle Britton. All of them use the latest equipment, including an Airflow machine to remove plaque and stains, and the most up-to-date techniques to help keep your mouth in tip-top condition.

Why should I visit a hygienist?

At Dental FX we believe hygienists play a vital role in preventative dentistry. Your hygienist will professionally clean your teeth, removing all traces of plaque and tartar. This is important even for patients with a good homecare routine because most people have areas of their mouth that are difficult to reach with brushing and flossing alone.

Our Airflow machine uses compressed air, fine powder particles and water to remove plaque build-up (which can cause discolouration) and even the most stubborn stains from the teeth. Many patients find this more comfortable than a traditional scale and polish.

Hygienists also play a vital role in treating gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults in the UK, but it can be easily treated with prudent oral healthcare and regular visits to your dentist and hygienist.

In addition, your hygienist will provide you with personalised Hygiene advice to ensure you are using the best tooth brushes, brushing techniques, floss and special products such as interdental brushes to keep your teeth clean and healthy between practice visits. They can also offer dietary advice, specially tailored to be age-appropriate and to suit every patient’s individual needs.


For patients with advanced gum disease (periodontitis) we offer the services of a skilled periodontist here at our Glasgow practice. The Periodontist visits Dental FX twice a month to provide specialist periodontal treatment. We welcome referrals from other dentists whose patients need advanced periodontal care.

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