Dental Hygiene

It’s really important that you come to see our brilliant hygienist, Catrina, regularly for dental hygiene care so that she can work with you to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. Maintaining your dental wellbeing is vital and your hygiene examination forms an essential part of your healthy living regime. 

Catrina will help to remove any hard-to-reach plaque from your teeth that may have built up over time. She will help keep your gums and teeth healthy and assist you in reducing your chances of tooth decay and gum disease in the future. 

Hygiene therapy also helps reduce the risk of developing several serious medical conditions, especially as research links gum disease to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and premature births. A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care the risks can be easily controlled.

Here is what you can expect from your hygiene appointment at Whitecart Dental Care in Glasgow:

1. Your teeth and gums will be assessed to determine the amount of plaque removal you will need and any risk factors, such as poor brushing technique, smoking or a tooth-unkind diet, 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. Catrina’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.

4. Dental hygiene at our practice also functions preventatively to treat gum disease and bad breath. 

We recommended that our patients from across Glasgow Southside, Cathcart, Clarkston, Mount Florida and Landsdowne come in for regular hygiene appointments to ensure their mouths stay clean and healthy – this is even more important for those who smoke. 

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.


• Minimised risk of tooth loss.
• Reduced risk of developing tooth decay and need for fillings.
• Reduced risk of developing serious medical conditions.
• Minty-fresh breath.

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    Joe Street


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