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Dental Hygiene in the West Midlands

A visit to the dental hygienist will leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh. Regular hygienist cleanings are recommended to remove plaque and tartar. They can also help to keep dental restorations such as dental implants clean.

Look after your oral health with regular dental hygiene visits

Dental hygiene is concerned with oral health and focuses on keeping the mouth, gums and teeth clean and healthy to prevent infection. A healthy mouth is one of the best ways to guard against common oral diseases such as bad breath, tooth decay, cavities, periodontitis, abscesses and gingivitis.

Dental hygiene is a combination of professional dental care – regular check-up appointments, X-rays and polishes – and personal hygiene routines at home. At home daily brushing, flossing and rinsing are recommended for a healthy and clean mouth. If you are unsure how to care for your teeth or dental restorations, our team can offer expert advice to help keep you on the right track. Book your appointment today.

The benefits of dental hygiene

  • Remove plaque and tartar
  • Prevent gum disease
  • Get advice and support
  • Enjoy fresh breath

Why do you need dental hygiene treatment?

A professional dental hygiene routine will help to remove plaque from the teeth that sometimes can be missed even with meticulous brushing and flossing. An appointment with a dental hygienist will include the scaling and polishing of your teeth to remove tartar.

The treatment is quick and pain-free and will involve the removal of food deposits and bacteria away from the teeth. It is recommended that you have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months as part of a preventative routine. Even if you are thorough with your oral health routine at home a professional dental hygienist can examine or mouth and has the tools to deter any potential problems quickly.

Visited today. Excellent treatment as always. Practice Manager Karen was amazing as usual. Well run practice.

NHS Pricing bands

Transparent pricing for NHS treatments

Patient charges correct as of April 2023

Treatment Band One

  • An examination and diagnosis (e.g. x-rays)
  • Advice on how to prevent future problems
  • A scale and polish, if required

If you need to see a dentist immediately, an urgent NHS appointment costs £23.80.


Treatment Band Two

  • Everything in band one, plus...
  • Any further treatment such as fillings or root canal work
  • Extractions, if your dentist needs to take out one or more teeth


Treatment Band Three

  • Everything in bands one and two, plus...
  • Crowns, dentures or bridges
  • This includes more complex procedures.

You only pay once for the highest treatment band, even if multiple treatments are required.


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Frequently asked questions

How can we help?

Dental hygiene treatments can spot and help to prevent many oral diseases. If you think you may be suffering from one of the following please book an appointment at Blackheath Dental practice.

Bad breath: An unpleasant odour of the mouth (bad breath) can be caused by many factors including food, tobacco, poor dental hygiene, some medication, a dry mouth or as a side effect of an oral infection.

Tooth decay: Tooth decay is the process where tooth enamel softens caused by plaque acids as they break down sugar constituents in the mouth.

Cavities: When plaque acids reach the layer of the tooth beyond enamel, known as dentine, it can cause a root cavity or hole in the tooth.

Periodontitis: Periodontal bacteria within the mouth can cause inflammation of the gum soft tissue and the surrounding bone structure of the teeth.

Abscesses: A tooth abscess can occur at the tip or side of a tooth root and is characterised by a small sack of pus caused by a bacterial infection.

Gingivitis: Gingivitis is a non-threatening form of gum disease caused by a coating of bacteria or plaque on the teeth but if left untreated can lead to periodontitis.

At your appointment, the dental hygienist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth. They will then proceed to clean your teeth using various instruments including a small mirror, scaler and brush. This helps to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and in the hard-to-reach places in-between.

It is recommended that you have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months as part of a preventative routine. This can help to spot any potential problems quickly and ensure that your mouth stays healthy.

Do you still have questions?

We offer excellent care and advice regarding our wide range of treatments to all of our patients.

Contact our main practice

0121 561 3526

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Patient stories

Hear from our happy patients

  • I’m very anxious 😬 about dental visits, but Dr Dorsa and the lovely ladies were soo reassuring amazing even when I wanted to leave due to my anxiety. Thank you soo much!!

    Kam Kaur

    Kam Kaur

    Apr 7,2024

  • I recently underwent Invisalign and whitening with Dr Simran and Demi, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!From the initial consultation to final adjustments, their level of care and attention to detail was truly outstanding.Dr Simran’s expertise and professionalism were evident from the get go. She took time to thoroughly explain the treatment process and answered all my questions with patience and clarity. Demi was equally fantastic, keeping me updated with the next steps and making each visit a pleasant one.I am so pleased with the results!! I highly recommend :)

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Mar 20,2024

  • Always give good care and service, very friendly, never had any problems

    roy darby

    roy darby

    Mar 20,2024

  • Extremely happy with the result of my teeth, great experience honestly couldn’t thank simran and Demi enough for making me feel confident with my smile, 100% recommend

    Georgina Otoole

    Georgina Otoole

    Mar 18,2024

  • Dr Dorsa and her Dental Nurse where amazing. I have Dentophobia, and always find treatments really hard to cope with, but Dr Dorsa and her Nurse where really supportive and reassuring, they made me feel so much at ease and ensured I was okay throughout my treatment. I felt very much looked after as an individual person. Thank you to Dr Dorsa and her Nurse and Bhandal Dental Staff in Blackheath, Rowley Regis.



    Feb 24,2024

  • Always very impressed with the service at Bhandal Dental Practice, Blackheath. Dr Dorsa carried out the procedure professionally and without fuss. I am very happy with the result. Thank you.

    Russell Blakey

    Russell Blakey

    Feb 21,2024

  • My third visit to Dr Dorsa today. I have advanced gum disease & needed deep cleaning sessions to minimise effects of this. My individual treatment plan clearly explained including how to improve dental hygiene at home. Dr Dorsa delivered treatment in a sensitive caring manner & today’s results show a marked improvement to my gum health. Very happy with service provided & can recommend.

    Penny Hazzell

    Penny Hazzell

    Feb 20,2024

  • Dr Dorsa great skills She calm me down as i had bad experince in past Did great job

    Armin Burazorovic

    Armin Burazorovic

    Feb 19,2024

  • I normally get bad anxiety when going to dentist but Dr Dorsa was truly amazing and made me feel at ease. Would 100% recommend this fantastic dentist. Thank you so much ❤️

    Jon Payne

    Jon Payne

    Jan 18,2024

  • My dentist retired, and his replacement has taken over some of his patients. He's a lovely young man called Suki and has made me comfortable and relaxed . I had a tooth break, and he has made an emergency repair. Need to go back in the new year for a replacement filling

    Sylvia Smith

    Sylvia Smith

    Dec 28,2023

  • I am posting on behalf of my mother who is really happy with the dentures she had made here by Dr Simrun. She had to pay privately but said it was worth every penny. My mother was very anxious. Hadn’t been to the dentist in over 40 years but she said she felt really comfortable with Dr Simrun who was patient and took her time with her. The dentist even stayed late to fit the dentures before my mother went on holiday. Overall really happy and my mother wanted to express her thanks again.

    S B

    S B

    Dec 5,2023

  • Dr Dorsa and her assistant have been amazing throughout the whole of my treatment.

    April Fellows

    April Fellows

    Dec 5,2023

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