During each appointment we’ll check for signs of gum disease, inflammation and bleeding. We’ll remove any plaque and tartar and advise you on your oral health routine to prevent future build-ups.
Our popular cleaning & hygiene services help to prevent long term problems such as root inflammation or tooth loss that may need more comprehensive & costly treatments in the future.
An NHS scale is a quick & effective way of removing plaque and tartar deposits that build up around the teeth. An NHS scale is performed during a dental checkup if it is clinically necessary.
An dental hygienist appointment is a full mouth scale and debridement, a full mouth polish and oral hygiene instruction with a dental hygienist who specialises in Periodontal (gum) treatment. You can choose from a 20 or 30 minute appointment.
An AirFlow Polish appointment is a separate treatment that uses a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles to remove tooth surface stains such as general discolouration and brown smokers stains.
Does it hurt?
A hygiene appointment doesn’t hurt, but you may feel a little discomfort if we have a lot of plaque to remove or if you’re showing signs of gum disease. If you are concerned about pain, please ask the Dentist or Hygienist about a Local Anaesthetic. Rest assured we do our best to make your appointment as comfortable as possible.
How long are the appointments?
Appointments can be anywhere between 20 – 30 minutes, depending on the level of service you require.
How often should I see the hygienist?
This depends on the state of your teeth and gums. We have patients who visit us quarterly whereas others visit once or twice a year.
Can my child see the hygienist?
Seeing the hygienist is a great idea once your childs’ adult teeth have come through. It will also give us an opportunity to advise them on cleaning their teeth to help prevent costly treatments in the future.
Are your hygienists qualified?
Yes. We employ fully qualified and experienced dental hygienists who are trained specifically in providing this service. They are all members of the General Dental Council and the British Dental Association. You can meet our hygienists here.
What are the costs?
0121 749 4980
5 Station Buildings, Birmingham Road, Water Orton, Birmingham, B46 1SR
Mon: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Tue: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Thu: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 2pm
Please note the practice is closed for Bank Holiday’s
Water Orton Dental Centre Remains Open - National Lockdown Announcement 4th January 2021
Update following the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s announcement of another national lockdown due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19.
We will still be open. There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At Water Orton Dental Centre we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.
Please continue to attend your appointments. We have excellent infection control procedures along with a robust triaging policy to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.
If you are worried about your attendance please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment until a later date.
Before you arrive:
One of our reception team will call you to carry out a ‘COVID screen’. This ensures no one entering the practice has had any COVID 19 symptoms.
When you arrive:
We advise that you wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional. We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please arrive at your appointment time due to social distancing guidelines.
Please also note that if the waiting room is at capacity, you may be asked to wait outside until it is safe to enter as per social distancing guidelines.
As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.
The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient.
We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.
Please do not be concerned as we continue to maintain high standards of cross infection control.
Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.
Please note that you will only be allowed entry to the practice if you have an appointment. To book an appointment or make an enquiry, please call the practice on 0121 749 4980.
Kind regards and thank you for your patience
Water Orton Dental Centre