Dental Hygienist in Glasgow
A hygienist is a highly qualified dental professional who is committed to helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy mouth for life. We believe that “prevention is better than the cure” and our skilled team are fundamental in helping to preserve the foundations for good dental health.
At Shawlands Dental Care, David Plews is our dedicated hygiene therapist and he is highly skilled in delivering effective oral health advice and cleaning for all patients including patients with existing dental implants.
A visit to the hygienist lasts thirty minutes and the care given to you in this appointment will be tailored to your individual needs as discussed at your dental examination. The hygienist will record scores of any signs of gingivitis (gum disease) in your mouth, these can include, inflammation, bleeding, swelling, and the presence of plaque and calculus (tartar).
Your teeth will then be cleaned with an ultrasonic scaler (which is almost like a pressure washer for teeth) which is highly effective in removing hard tartar and staining from items such as tea/coffee or cigarettes. Some people with sensitive teeth may prefer to have this cleaning done by hand and the hygienist will do their utmost to make you feel comfortable and relaxed at all times. Your teeth will then be polished with special dental toothpaste to give you a great clean feeling and a sparkling smile. Air polishing is also available during an appointment with David.
Air polishing is a technique used to remove heavy staining from teeth which cannot be removed fully with our special toothpaste. Air polishing is not harsh or abrasive to teeth and gums and routinely provides a great cosmetic result, together with that fantastic, fresh ‘just cleaned’ feeling you get after a visit to the hygiene therapist.
At the end of your appointment, the hygienist may recommend oral health products such as dental tape, interdental brushes or special toothbrushes to enable you to maintain great oral health at home. You will also be given a recommendation of when you should return for your next appointment which again, is tailored to suit your individual needs.
If you feel you would like to have your teeth professionally cleaned more often or even just for a special occasion, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange this.
At Shawlands Dental Care, we offer a wide range of dental hygiene treatments. Please find some examples below
Our Hygienist Charges
|30 Minutes Hygiene visit||£48.00|
|60 Minutes Hygiene visit||£96.00|
|30 Minutes Hygiene visit with Air Polishing||£58.00|
|Hygiene Laser Therapy||from £450.00|
|Full Mouth Disinfection||from £450.00|
|Locally delivered antimicrobials (per tooth)||from £35.00|