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?
We're accepting NHS patients
0121 749 4980
5 Station Buildings, Birmingham Road, Water Orton, Birmingham, B46 1SR
Mon: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 7pm
Tue: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5.30pm
Wed: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5.30pm
Thu: 8am - 1pm / 2pm - 5.30pm
Fri: 8am - 2pm
Alternate Sat: 9am - 1pm
Dr Zubair Sacranie - BDS MFDS RCSEd MMed Sci (Dental Implantology) & Associates
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the current government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine examinations, treatments and dental hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice for patients with a Dental Emergency. Dental emergencies include: Severe pain for over 48 hours, Facial Swelling, Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding.
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We hope to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. One of the team will be in touch or you will receive a text message in due course to postpone if you have an upcoming appointment.
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Best wishes.
Water Orton Dental Centre