Teeth Cleaning Glasgow

air-polishing-glasgowThere are a number of different reasons why people in Glasgow may see a dental hygienist for teeth cleaning. Some people may have gum disease or some may simply have stains that they want removed from their teeth.

Our dental practice is based in Glasgow City Centre and has a reputation for delivering high quality dental care to patients of all ages. We have a dental hygienist at our practice who is able to carry out a range of different types of teeth cleaning, the most popular treatments being a scale and polish and air polishing.

Scale and polish

When you visit our dental hygienist they will take a look at your gums and teeth and will assess the condition of your gums by calling out numbers to the dental nurse, this is basically measuring the depth of your gum margin pockets if there are any.

The numbers along with the pocket are as follows:

  • 0 = No pocket (this means that there is really healthy gums)
  • 1 = Slight pocket (this means that there is healthy gums)
  • 2 = Pocket (this means that there are unhealthy gums)
  • 3 = Big pocket (this means that there are really unhealthy gums)

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After your gums have been accessed he will continue to scale your teeth to remove all of the tarter, this may be done by hand with a special instrument or using a scaler with high speed water which the dental nurse will catch while aspirating. After this is complete our dental hygienist will polish your teeth, ultimately leaving you with a bright smile.

Depending on your level of gum disease if any, our hygienist will tell you how regularly you should attend to maintain your gums. If your gums are healthy then you will be expected to return in 6 months however, if they aren’t then you may have to come back every 3 months or more.

Air polishing

The colour of your teeth can be dampened by consuming tea, coffee, wine and other strong foods. By coming to our dental hygienist you will be able to remove unwanted staining from your teeth, without experiencing any pain at all.

Air polishing involves fine particles of silica being projected on to the surface of your teeth. At this point it will restore the whiteness that was lost due to darkening caused by previous discolouration.

Many patients in Glasgow are often surprised at how simple and easy the procedure is so if you want rid of any stains you have then this is the perfect solution for you.

The price of teeth cleaning

The price of teeth cleaning can vary depending on whether you need a scale and polish or you need air polishing. We would be more than happy to discuss the cost with you before you get started on either.

For more information

For more information or to make an appointment with our dental hygienist simply give us a call on 0141 237 2080.