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Friday, 14 March 2014

The Sonicare Airfloss

The Sonicare Airfloss
For those people who don't get on with regular interdental aids.

Hopefully all your trips to our dentists and hygienist will have taught you the importance of flossing. Without using interdental aids (which means inbetween the teeth), you're actually missing out on cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Infact, not flossing is even worse than not brushing your teeth. Your saliva and tongue get rid of most things that are hanging around in your mouth, but the only way to clean inbetween your teeth is to use an interdental aid.

We advise most patients to use either floss or Tepe Brushes to clean interdentally, as they are quite easy to use, readily available on the market, and do a great job. However, we know some people struggle to reach certain areas in their mouths, especially right at the back. This is where the Sonicare Airfloss comes into play.

This fantastic little device uses microburst technology that applies a quick burst of pressurised air and micro-water droplets to clean deep between teeth where a toothbrush can't reach. You can affectively floss your whole mouth in 30 seconds.

It's important to get rid of debris between your teeth as this is what leads to gum disease, bone loss and eventually, tooth loss. Poor gum health can also lead to infections and can be very painful. 

So now there's no excuse! Enter our competition to win the Sonicare Airfloss at

The Philips Sonicare brand is a leader in oral health care, and is backed by more than 140 publications and abstracts representing clinical and laboratory studies conducted at more than 40 universities and research institutes worldwide. Their electric toothbrushes are proven to promote and improve oral health, from reducing plaque build-up to improving overall gum health. They have also demonstrated the ability to increase patient compliance to oral health and hygiene regimens between dental visits. Over 22 million users worldwide testify to the great experience of using Philips Sonicare toothbrushes. Philips Sonicare is recommended by dental professionals worldwide.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Join our Practice Plan for just 53p a day

Here at Harborne Dental Practice, we want dentistry to be affordable for everyone. That's why, in partnership with Practice Plan, we offer all our patients the chance to join our Membership Plans. 
For as little as 53p a day, you can benefit from regular check ups and scale and polishes, along with a host of other benefits such as 20% off treatments and lab work. It enables us to provide you with the treatment and support necessary to control dental disease and restore your mouth to full fitness. Our modern, health promoting approach with continuing care means:

  • Fewer fillings
  • Less dental decay
  • Less likelihood of toothache
  • More attractive teeth
  • More choice
  • Reduced costs
  • Helping to keep your own teeth for life.

We believe the best way of making treatment affordable, without compromising high quality of care, is to offer you membership of our own Practice Membership Plan that provides the following benefits:
  • A convenient payment scheme for routine treatment
  • Greater choice of treatment and materials
  • More time to help prevent decay and gum disease
  • A fair and equitable system where everybody pays the same
  • Substantial discounts on additional treatments
  • Worldwide trauma and Emergency Callout Insurance
  • Redundancy Protection

You benefit from all of the following per year:
  • 2 regular dental appointments which provide a clinical examination, a check for oral cancer and routine x-rays when clinically necessary
  • 2 regular hygiene appointments to provide a scale and polish, periodontal advice, and preventive techniques to reduce decay and gum disease.
  • All treatment planning for your future dental needs
  • All subsequent remedial work within 12 months of recommended restorative work.
  • A discount on all laboratory based treatments ie crowns, bridges and dentures
  • A discount on fillings
  • A discount on most other dental work
  • A discount on any additional hygiene work
  • Worldwide trauma insurance to protect against the cost of a large unforeseen accidental damage
  • Emergency Callout Insurance should you need a dentist in an emergency, anywhere in the world.
  • Redundancy Protection for up to 12 months.
  • Dental Trauma Cover
  • Insurance for if you need to stay in hospital due to a dental reason
  • Cover and possible payment if you are diagnosed with an oral cancer

If you are interested in joining our Practice Membership Plan for just £16.00 a month, please call the practice and speak to one of our team members.
It's simple! The table below shows how much money you would save being a member of our Practice.

If you're interested or have any questions, please call one of our friendly team on 0121 420 2323 to discuss joining us!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Harborne Dental Practice in the News

We were recently featured in the Birmingham Post in the Healthcare Suppliment. If you missed it, here is Part 1 of the article.
 Part 2 to follow soon!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Summer Newsletter

Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal patients for bearing with us through the recent upheaval during the refurbishment of the practice. It has been eighteen months in its progression and although the major aesthetic changes such as new seating, modernised decor and flooring is now complete, the individual surgery room refurbishment is still ongoing at present. We have installed new digital x-ray units in each surgery as well as a fully digital full mouth scan x ray machine. We are very proud of the recent changes we have made to the decor and branding of the practice. We hope you like the changes as much as we do and if you haven’t seen the new decor, please feel free to pop in or look at the photographs on our website
We are now honoured to be one of the few Dental surgeries in Birmingham to become an Enlighten Tooth Whitening Accredited Dental Practice. This is a fantastic, non sensitive whitening treatment which produces exemplary results. We are proud to be able to offer this premium whitening system to all our patients. For more information on this treatment feel free to contact Sharon or Kate, our receptionists, who will be more than happy to help and book the relevant appointments.
The practice has remained busy this summer with lots of enquiries and booking with regards to Implants with Kirsty and Chris working alongside each other to produce a very successful team in Implant Placement and Smile Makeovers. Antonia Burgess, our Orthodontist is proving very popular and busy providing all types of brace work including the latest celebrity accessory of invisible braces.  Traci O’Shaughnessy, our Hygienist has become so popular that she has now joined us for an extra day.

To celebrate our new clean look and our whitening accreditation we are happy to offer all our patients the opportunity to receive a heavily discounted Whitening Treatment and a free ‘state of the art’ Sonicare Healthy White Toothbrush RRP: £105 (limited to the first 8 patients who take up the offer).  This summer offer price will be £490 (price prior to offer £600. This will revert back to £600 as of 30th Sept 2012)
To get your teeth in the optimum condition for whitening we are also offering a Pre– whitening Hygiene treatment package to all patients who take up the Whitening offer. This is a thorough full mouth stain removal detox and comes with a free healthy mouth kit with all the oral hygiene aids that the hygienist recommends. This is offer price is £40.00

We are fully aware that word of mouth is the best and most flattering form of referral, and we would like to give our loyal patients a reward for referring any family and friends to us, who are not currently patients of our practice.  This will be provided by means of a voucher system. The voucher attached below can be given to anyone who is not currently a patient with us and it will entitle them to 10% off any private treatment (excluding examinations and implants). In return for your referral, the voucher will be entered into a monthly prize draw and you could win a prize. If you wish to use more than one voucher, more can be obtained at reception. 
Harborne Dental Practice
177 Knightlow Road

0121 420 2323

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Enlighten Tooth Whitening

We are now an Enlighten Tooth Whitening Accredited Practice!

We are proud to announce that as of Monday the 30th April, we became an Enlighten Tooth Whitneing accredited practice, and are now able to offer this exciting new way of bleaching your teeth.

With a guarenteed shade of Vita B1 (which is the whitest shade that our Vita shade guide goes), you can look forward to having an amazing smile.
Enlighten is different to most other whitening systems as it can dramatically whiten even the darkest of teeth.

This whitening system works a bit differently to our other whitening system Zoom! (which is still available by the way!). Basically the Enlighten is a mixture of both at home bleaching and in surgery bleaching. It's gentle on your teeth because it's done over a matter of weeks so it's ideal if you suffer from sensitivity.

You attend here at the practice for the first 20 minute appointment. During this time, your dental practicitoner will take alginate impressions of your teeth so that we can send off to have your customised bleaching trays made. They take 2 weeks to be made, during which time we provide you with some special tooth serum that will replace your normal toothpaste for 2 weeks. This is the first stage.

After the two weeks have passed, you attend for another 20 minute appointment with your dental practictioner, who will show you how to wear your new bleaching trays, and apply some de - sensitiser to your teeth.

You then go home and for 2 weeks you wear your new trays over your teeth every night so that the bleach can start to whiten your teeth. We will give you full instructions on how to care for your trays and use the bleaching gel.

 On the 15th day, you attend the practice again for the final stage. You will spend 40 minutes with us while we use a much more powerful bleach on your teeth to get them up to Vita shade B1. This is known as the deep bleach stage, and the final stage of your initial treatment. Your teeth could be at least 15 shades lighter! We will always start treatment by checking your current tooth shade so that we can compare to the end result.

If you are interested in booking an appointment, please give us a call on 0121 420 2323, or visit our website,

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Opening Hours.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our patients a very Merry Christmas and a very happy 2012.

The practice will close for Christmas between Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January 2012.
If during this time you require emergency treatment, please contact one of the following:

NHS Direct
Birmingham Queensway
B4 6NM
Tel: 0845 4647

West Midlands Emergency Dental Service
127 Pershore Road
B5 7NX
0121 440 1100