MSP Gil Paterson has welcomed a rise the number of people registered for the dentist in his health board catchment in the last year.
A total of 95.8 per cent of adults (1.1 million) have registered with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - up from 94.8 per cent in 2016.
In 2017, 96.1 per cent of children in the NHSGGC area are registered - up from 95 per cent in 2016.
The Clydebank and Milngavie MSP told the national figure how the figure has nearly doubled since the SNP government took over in 2007.
Under the previous administration, the number of people registered in Scotland decreased, from 2.7 million in 2000 to 2.5 million in 2007, including more than 40,000 fewer children.
In contrast, there are now more than 5 million registered for NHS dentists in Scotland.
Mr Paterson said: “The latest dental registration statistics show the continued progress the SNP Scottish Government is making in improving oral health in Clydebank, Milngavie, Bearsden and across Scotland.
“Since the SNP came to power in 2007, the number of people registered with a dentist has nearly doubled across Scotland, sitting at over 5 million, following years of decline under Labour and the Lib Dems.
“And, with nearly one million children now registered with an NHS dentist, it is clear that we are building the right attitudes to improve oral health for the next generation as well.
“People across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are benefitting from this improvement, with 95.8 per cent of people now registered with a dentist, including 96.1 per cent of children.
“The new oral health improvement plan will show how we intend to keep this good work going, and ensure that people are not only registering with a dentist, but also getting regular check-ups.
“Our oral health is vital for our wider health and wellbeing – and it is great to see people taking steps to ensure that they are able to access an NHS dentist in communities across Clydebank and Milngavie and throughout Scotland.”
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